Taking on Fuel

Participants from the British, French, Italian, and US air forces participated in the second European Tanker Symposium, hosted by the 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 29-May 2, 2014. The symposium was formed to address deficiencies observed in multinational air refueling practices during Operation Unified Protector in 2011. Here, An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Mildenhall during a formation flight May 1, 2014, off the coast of England.