A-10s refuel over Afghanistan

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s fly as part of the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s fly as part of the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)


Two U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs depart after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. U.S. Air Forces Central Command realigned airpower to USFOR-A Combined- Joint Area of Operations (CJOA) to support increased operations in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

Two U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs depart after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. U.S. Air Forces Central Command realigned airpower to USFOR-A Combined- Joint Area of Operations (CJOA) to support increased operations in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II deploys flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1 during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. U.S. Air Forces Central Command realigned airpower to USFOR-A Combined- Joint Area of Operations (CJOA) to meet increased operational requirements in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II deploys flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1 during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. U.S. Air Forces Central Command realigned airpower to USFOR-A Combined- Joint Area of Operations (CJOA) to meet increased operational requirements in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1 during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s recently deployed to Kandahar Airfield where its ability to deliver a wide variety of precision munitions and devastating firepower from its 30mm cannon make it an excellent choice to support the increased airpower requirement in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1 during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s recently deployed to Kandahar Airfield where its ability to deliver a wide variety of precision munitions and devastating firepower from its 30mm cannon make it an excellent choice to support the increased airpower requirement in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s recently deployed to Kandahar Airfield where its ability to deliver a wide variety of precision munitions and devastating firepower from its 30mm cannon make it an excellent choice to support the increased airpower requirement in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s recently deployed to Kandahar Airfield where its ability to deliver a wide variety of precision munitions and devastating firepower from its 30mm cannon make it an excellent choice to support the increased airpower requirement in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s deployed to Kandahar Airfield to provide the additional close air support and airpower necessary to support the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade’s arrival in early March 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s deployed to Kandahar Airfield to provide the additional close air support and airpower necessary to support the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade’s arrival in early March 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, with the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. U.S. Air Forces Central Command realigned airpower to USFOR-A Combined- Joint Area of Operations (CJOA) to support increased operations in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, with the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. U.S. Air Forces Central Command realigned airpower to USFOR-A Combined- Joint Area of Operations (CJOA) to support increased operations in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

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