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Travis Extenders execute Ultimate Reach during Talisman Saber 17
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob St. George, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, refuels a KC-10 Extender at Wake Island July 12, 2017. A combined crew from the 6th and 9th ARS at Travis 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 Forces 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)