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F-35B Lightning II refuels with KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, Apr. 20, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps frequently conduct joint training operations in the Pacific to maintain high standards of proficiency and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S-Japan Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)

KC-135 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, trails off after aerial refueling with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, Apr. 20, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps frequently conduct joint training operations in the Pacific to maintain high standards of proficiency and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S-Japan Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)

KC-135 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, Apr. 20, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps frequently conduct joint training operations in the Pacific to maintain high standards of proficiency and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S-Japan Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)

KC-135 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, Apr. 20, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps frequently conduct joint training operations in the Pacific to maintain high standards of proficiency and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S-Japan Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)

KC-135 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, Apr. 20, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps frequently conduct joint training operations in the Pacific to maintain high standards of proficiency and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S-Japan Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)

KC-135 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, Apr. 20, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps frequently conduct joint training operations in the Pacific to maintain high standards of proficiency and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S-Japan Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)

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