U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Chandanais, 731st Air Mobility Squadron special handling supervisor, and Senior Airman Joseph Holliday, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron Documented Cargo ground transportation operator, transfer cargo to load onto a commercial KDC‐10 tanker aircraft at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 6, 2023. The aircraft features dual usage with the capability to refuel mid‐flight and carry freight or passengers. This groundbreaking event is the first ever contracted aerial refueling to support Air Force fighter aircraft. The goal was to demonstrate a proof-of-concept and refuel F‐16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing enroute to Commando Sling 23. CS23 is a Pacific Air Forces‐ sponsored bilateral training event with the Republic of Singapore Air Force designed to increase interoperability and improve alliance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsea Caballero)
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