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Senior Airman Ryan Fugit and Senior Airman Steven Scott, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic journeymen, drain skydrol, specialized hydraulic fluid, from a KC-46A Pegasus’ center hydraulic system reservoir Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The skydrol was drained into a 55-gallon drum to flush contaminated liquid after a gear swing, a method used to cycle fluid in an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Staff Sgt. J. Brannon Dubose, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus hydraulic systems craftsman, hand-pumps hydraulic fluid into a KC-46 Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Due to the contamination, the skydrol in the aircraft was replaced in order to ensure the prolonged use of the aircraft for future air refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Staff Sgt. J. Brannon Dubose, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus hydraulic systems craftsman, connects a hose to a drum containing skydrol, hydraulic fluid used for the KC-46, Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hydraulic systems Airmen drained and replaced the aircraft’s fluid due to a contamination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Senior Airman Ryan Fugit and Senior Airman Steven Scott, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic journeymen, drain skydrol, specialized hydraulic fluid, from a KC-46A Pegasus’ center hydraulic system reservoir Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The skydrol was drained into a 55-gallon drum to flush contaminated liquid after a gear swing, a method used to cycle fluid in an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)