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Tanker Flight Crew Readiness Exercise with KC-135

A flight crew from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron enters a KC-135 Stratotanker during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. The 171st is a component of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

A flight crew from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron enters a KC-135 Stratotanker during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. The 171st is a component of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

A flight crew from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron enters a KC-135 Stratotanker during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. The 171st is a component of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

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Refueling The Mighty C-5 Galaxy (4 Photos)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

 

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

 

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

 

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)