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A petroleum, oil and lubricants truck drives to refuel a KC-46 Pegasus on the flightline March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POL services McConnell’s 55 aircraft and offloads approximately 75,000 gallons of Jet A fuel daily supporting aerial refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

A petroleum, oil and lubricants truck drives to refuel a KC-46 Pegasus on the flightline March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POL services McConnell’s 55 aircraft and offloads approximately 75,000 gallons of Jet A fuel daily supporting aerial refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Epps, 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, calls into the fuels control center March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The control center directs all fuel truck movements and prioritizes deliveries based on operational needs and requirements.  The petroleum, oil and lubricants shop services 55 aircraft assigned to McConnell and pumps 97 million pounds of fuel annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Epps, 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, calls into the fuels control center March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The control center directs all fuel truck movements and prioritizes deliveries based on operational needs and requirements. The petroleum, oil and lubricants shop services 55 aircraft assigned to McConnell and pumps 97 million pounds of fuel annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Epps, 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, reads a technical order March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Technical data requires Airmen to follow step-by-step procedures to safely complete refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Epps, 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, reads a technical order March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Technical data requires Airmen to follow step-by-step procedures to safely complete refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Epps, 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, hooks up air and fuel sensing lines March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The connection allows the Epps to control the fuel transfer pressure and flow rates during refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Airman 1st Class Jeremiah Epps, 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, hooks up air and fuel sensing lines March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The connection allows the Epps to control the fuel transfer pressure and flow rates during refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

A fuel hose transfers Jet A fuel to a KC-46 Pegasus March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Fuel trucks are capable of delivering 50,000 pounds of fuel at a rate of 2,000 pounds per minute. Additionally, petroleum, oil and lubricants are responsible for conducting fuel sampling quality control analysis to verify Jet A fuel is free of contaminants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

A fuel hose transfers Jet A fuel to a KC-46 Pegasus March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Fuel trucks are capable of delivering 50,000 pounds of fuel at a rate of 2,000 pounds per minute. Additionally, petroleum, oil and lubricants are responsible for conducting fuel sampling quality control analysis to verify Jet A fuel is free of contaminants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

A petroleum, oil and lubricants truck drives to refuel a KC-46 Pegasus on the flightline March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POL services McConnell’s 55 aircraft and offloads approximately 75,000 gallons of Jet A fuel daily supporting aerial refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)