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350th ARS refuels the fight

Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft pins and covers are removed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft pins and covers are removed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Staff Sgt. Alex Esquibel, 350th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, loads cargo onto a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In addition to the KC-135’s aerial refueling capabilities, it can also hold up to 83,000 pounds of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Staff Sgt. Alex Esquibel, 350th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, loads cargo onto a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In addition to the KC-135’s aerial refueling capabilities, it can also hold up to 83,000 pounds of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Maj. Bradley Sutton, Air Force Flight Standards Agency Advanced Instrument School commandant, performs a preflight inspection on a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The crew made a round-trip flight to New Mexico where they refueled the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” on their way to the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Maj. Bradley Sutton, Air Force Flight Standards Agency Advanced Instrument School commandant, performs a preflight inspection on a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The crew made a round-trip flight to New Mexico where they refueled the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” on their way to the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Staff Sgt. Alex Esquibel, 350th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, postitions the KC-135 Stratotanker’s boom to refuel the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-135 delivered 28,000 pounds of fuel to six Thunderbirds who were en route to the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Staff Sgt. Alex Esquibel, 350th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, postitions the KC-135 Stratotanker’s boom to refuel the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-135 delivered 28,000 pounds of fuel to six Thunderbirds who were en route to the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft pins and covers are removed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)