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A KC-10 Extender taxis on the runway at Wake Island June 12, 2017. KC-10s from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, supported Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 by executing Exercise Ultimate Reach, a strategic refueling and airdrop mission in which three KC-10s refueled five C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying U.S. Army, Australian and Canadian paratroopers prior to an airdrop. TS 17 is a biennial exercise in Australia that focuses on bilateral military training between U.S. Pacific Command forces and the Australian Defence Force to improve U.S.-Australia combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Johnson) Travis Extenders execute Ultimate Reach during Talisman Saber 17
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - KC-10 Extender aircrews from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons at Travis Air Force Base, California, played a pivotal role July 13 in successfully executing Exercise Ultimate Reach, a strategic refueling and air drop mission in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise in
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