340th EARS refuels F-22s over Arabian Sea

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22's combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22’s combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)



A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor approaches a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker for fuel over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor approaches a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker for fuel over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22's combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22’s combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22's combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22’s combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor approaches a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker for fuel over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor approaches a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker for fuel over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor descends after receiving fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22's combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor descends after receiving fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22’s combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22's combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22’s combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor descends after receiving fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor descends after receiving fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor descends after receiving fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22's combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor descends after receiving fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22’s combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 27, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation aircraft and is designed to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas Sowder flies on a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea, Jan. 27, 2016. Sowder is a boom operator deployed out of the 351st Air Refueling Squadron in RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas Sowder flies on a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea, Jan. 27, 2016. Sowder is a boom operator deployed out of the 351st Air Refueling Squadron in RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force  KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron sits on the flightline after flying a mission over the Arabian Sea at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Coalition forces fly daily missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron sits on the flightline after flying a mission over the Arabian Sea at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Coalition forces fly daily missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

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