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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary


U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary



U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform pre-flight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker before it takes off at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides an aerial refueling capability throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central area of responsibility and enhances the U.S. Air Force’s primary mission of global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Parsons)





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