Leading the Pack

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío

Leading the Pack

by Senior Airmen Cynthia Belío and Matthew Seefeldt
18th Wing Public Affairs

A KC-135 Stratotanker sits on the flight line Oct. 3, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Boom operators on a KC-135 have the ability to pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft, thousands of feet above the ground, flying at 230 miles per hour, while only 47 feet from the receiving aircraft.

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Recommended Content

Around the Web