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An U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II refuels over North America in route to its deployed location in Europe, April 15, 2017. The U.S. Air Force deployed the F-35A Lightning IIs, approximately 250 Airmen and associated equipment to RAF Lakenheath, England, on a long-planned training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- History happened April 14 as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II deployed to Europe for the first time carried by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.   “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd ARW commander. “This
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