Travis Extenders execute Ultimate Reach during Talisman Saber 17
A KC-10 Extender sits ready on the runway under a full moon July 11, 2017 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. A combined crew from the 6th and 9th ARS at Travis Air Force Base 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)