Refueling Rafales over North Africa

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)


A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in OJM by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in OJM by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft provides mission support after receiving fuel froma KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft provides mission support after receiving fuel froma KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bryan Flory, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, prepares for a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen arrived at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, the previous week to continue to provide air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bryan Flory, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, prepares for a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen arrived at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, the previous week to continue to provide air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Carlan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in support of Operation Juniper Micron, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Carlan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in support of Operation Juniper Micron, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capts. Scott Carlan, left, and Jack Ryan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, prepare to depart Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of Operation Juniper Micron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capts. Scott Carlan, left, and Jack Ryan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, prepare to depart Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, Feb. 26, 2016. Three KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 50 Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, are providing air refueling and airlift support to French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of Operation Juniper Micron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Carlan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, performs pre-flight inspections before departing Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen arrived in France the previous week to continue to provide air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of Operation Juniper Micron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Carlan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, performs pre-flight inspections before departing Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen arrived in France the previous week to continue to provide air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of Operation Juniper Micron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force service members assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, review flight plans on the flight line at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in Operation Juniper Micron by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force service members assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, review flight plans on the flight line at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in Operation Juniper Micron by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capts. Scott Carlan, left, and Jack Ryan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, fly a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over France, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen arrived at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, the previous week to continue to provide air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capts. Scott Carlan, left, and Jack Ryan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, fly a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over France, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen arrived at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, the previous week to continue to provide air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa in support of OJM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capts. Scott Carlan, left, and Jack Ryan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, fly a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over France, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in OJM by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capts. Scott Carlan, left, and Jack Ryan, 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, fly a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over France, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in OJM by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in OJM by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, during a refueling mission in support of Operation Juniper Micron over North Africa, Feb. 26, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in OJM by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower/Released)

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