117 ARW MISSION PHOTOS

117th refuelers keep fighters in the sky during operation Savannah Swift in Savannah, Ga. September 11-24 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)
117th refuelers keep fighters in the sky during operation Savannah Swift in Savannah, Ga. September 11-24 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)
117th refuelers keep fighters in the sky during operation Savannah Swift in Savannah, Ga. September 11-24 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)
117th refuelers keep fighters in the sky during operation Savannah Swift in Savannah, Ga. September 11-24 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)
117th refuelers keep fighters in the sky during operation Savannah Swift in Savannah, Ga. September 11-24 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)
Members of the 117th Maintenance Group disassemble an A-26 Invader at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga., June 22, 2020. This aircraft will be relocated to Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Members of the 117th Maintenance Group disassemble an A-26 Invader at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga., June 22, 2020. This aircraft will be relocated to Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Members of the 117th Maintenance Group disassemble an A-26 Invader at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga., June 22, 2020. This aircraft will be relocated to Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Members of the 117th Maintenance Group disassemble an A-26 Invader at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga., June 22, 2020. This aircraft will be relocated to Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Members of the 117th Maintenance Group disassemble an A-26 Invader at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga., June 22, 2020. This aircraft will be relocated to Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley)
A KC-135R Stratotanker from the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith JNGB, Birmingham, Alabama refuels an F-16 Falcon from the 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery, Alabama during Operation American Resolve May 5, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jonathan Russell)
A KC-135R Stratotanker is unloaded as airmen from the 117th Air Refueling Wing return from an overseas deployment at Sumpter Smith JNGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 12, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Col. Scott Grant)
A refueling boom lowers on a KC-135R of a 117 ARW Alabama ANG Stratotanker during a refueling missioin in an undisclosed location January 23, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Members of the Civil Air Patrol, Mountain Lakes Squadron, Guntersville, Alabama board a KC-135R Stratotanker prior to an incentive fllight at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama January 23, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Members of the Civil Air Patrol, Mountain Lakes Squadron, Guntersville, Alabama board a bus in front of the Small Air Terminal at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama January 23, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
A 117th Air Refueling Wing boom operator and a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, Mountain Lakes Squadron, Guntersville, Alabama looks out of the boom pod of a KC-135R Stratotanker during an incentive flight by the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama January 23, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
KC-135R Stratotankers taxi during a historic 8 ship launch at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Col. Scott Grant, 117 ARW Commander performs a pre-flight check of a KC-135R Stratotanker before a historic 8 ship launch at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Maintenance personnel from the 117th Air Refueling Wing watch as a KC-135R Stratotanker takes off during a historic 8 ship launch at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
A KC-135R Stratotankers takes off during a historic 8 ship launch at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
KC-135R Stratotankers taxi during a historic 8 ship launch at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
KC-135R Stratotankers taxi during a historic 8 ship launch at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The 117th Air Refueling Wing makes history by launching 8 KC-135R Stratotankers 30 seconds apart at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Airmen from the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, participate in a readiness training exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi.., April 11, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Airmen from the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, participate in a readiness training exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, April 11, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Senior Airmen Nyiah Franklin-Sturdivant from the 117th Air Refueling Wing, sets up communications equipment during a readiness training exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, April 11, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Col. Tom Travis, Commerative Air Force pilot of the C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The C-47 known as "That's All Brother" arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama April 9, 2019. That's All Brother was the lead plane that dropped the first paratroopers in Normany, France during the D-Day invasion and was piloted by Birmingham, Alabama native Col. John Munnerlyn Donalson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Team Red, White and Blue tour a KC-135R Stratotanker at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANG Base, Birmingham, Ala on Nov. 11, 2018. The mission of Team RWB is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The group rode their bikes to the base and received a briefing about the 117 ARW before the aircraft tour. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jonathan Russell)
Team Red, White and Blue tour a KC-135R Stratotanker at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANG Base, Birmingham, Ala on Nov. 11, 2018. The mission of Team RWB is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The group rode their bikes to the base and received a briefing about the 117 ARW before the aircraft tour. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jonathan Russell)
Team Red, White and Blue tour a KC-135R Stratotanker at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith ANG Base, Birmingham, Ala on Nov. 11, 2018. The mission of Team RWB is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The group rode their bikes to the base and received a briefing about the 117 ARW before the aircraft tour. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jonathan Russell)
Col. Scott Grant speaks during a recent Commanders Call at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 20, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Airmen and their families tour the base on Family Day here at Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. October 21, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Vice President Mike Pence and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey waves and greets onlookers during a visit to Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Vice President Mike Pence and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey speaks to the local media at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Vice President Mike Pence and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey speaks to the local media at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Vice President Mike Pence and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey waves and greets onlookers during a visit to Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Vice President Mike Pence and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey speaks to the local media at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Col. Scott Grant, 117th Air Refueling Wing Commander speaks to the local media during a visit from Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Col. Scott Grant, 117th Air Refueling Wing Commander speaks to the local media during a visit from Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Vice President Mike Pence and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey speaks to the local media at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
Air Force 2 arrives at the 117th Air Refueling Wing during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence at Sumpter Smith ANGB, Birmingham, Alabama October 30, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ken Johnson)
The 117th Air Refueling Wing refuels the U.S. Navy Blue Angels during a refueling flight on June 27, 2018. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's premier flight demonstration squadron, flying the F/A-18 Hornet. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lee Murphy)
The 117th Air Refueling Wing refuels the U.S. Navy Blue Angels during a refueling flight on June 27, 2018. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's premier flight demonstration squadron, flying the F/A-18 Hornet. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lee Murphy)
The 117th Air Refueling Wing refuels the U.S. Navy Blue Angels during a refueling flight on June 27, 2018. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's premier flight demonstration squadron, flying the F/A-18 Hornet. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lee Murphy)
Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron conduct Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CCDAR) training at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 2018. The Airmen used jacks and airbags to adjust the aircraft's position from being stuck in the ground to being on top of concrete slabs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Farson)
Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron conduct Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CCDAR) training at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 2018. The Airmen used jacks and airbags to adjust the aircraft's position from being stuck in the ground to being on top of concrete slabs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Farson)
Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron conduct Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CCDAR) training at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 2018. The Airmen used jacks and airbags to adjust the aircraft's position from being stuck in the ground to being on top of concrete slabs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Farson)
Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron conduct Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CCDAR) training at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 2018. The Airmen used jacks and airbags to adjust the aircraft's position from being stuck in the ground to being on top of concrete slabs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Farson)
Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron conduct Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CCDAR) training at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 2018. The Airmen used jacks and airbags to adjust the aircraft's position from being stuck in the ground to being on top of concrete slabs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Farson)
Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron conduct Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CCDAR) training at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 2018. The Airmen used jacks and airbags to adjust the aircraft's position from being stuck in the ground to being on top of concrete slabs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Farson)
Gov. Kay Ivey arrives at the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama May 9, 2018. Ivey is greeted by Col.Scott Grant, 117 ARW Wing Commander, Col. Allen King, 117 ARW Wing Vice Commander, Command Chief Master Sgt David Bullard and Lt. Col David Crenshaw, Army Aviation Support Facility Two Commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
An F-22 Raptor from the Texas Air National Guard flies along side a KC-135R after being refueled by the 117th Air Refueling Wing from Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala., January 24, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)
F-22 Raptors from the Texas Air National Guard fly along side a KC-135R prior to being refueled by the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala., January 24, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)
Counselors from Alabama High School Career Technical Centers attend a career counselor day at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabamaon Oct. 19 and 20.. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
Counselors from Alabama High School Career Technical Centers attend a career counselor day at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabamaon Oct. 19 and 20.. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
Counselors from Alabama High School Career Technical Centers attend a career counselor day at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabamaon Oct. 19 and 20.. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
Counselors from Alabama High School Career Technical Centers attend a career counselor day at the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabamaon Oct. 19 and 20.. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
Col. Robert A. King, 106th Squadron Commander briefs Col. Leonard Baraboi, Romanian Air Force during a visit to the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, AL, March 12, 2017. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wes Jones)
An F-18 fighter jet gets refueled as Brigadier General Paul Jacobs, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Joint Force Headquarters, Alabama Air National Guard observes during a familiarization flight with the 117th Air Refueling Wing March 12, 2017. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wes Jones)
Aircrew from the 117th Air Refuelling Wing exit an Alabama Army National Guard helicopter during survival training in Hanceville, Alabama February 12, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
Roberts Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Six KC-135R Stratotankers sit in a heavy fog on the flight line at the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
Reporters from 3 local Birmingham, Alabama television stations flew on a air refueling mission as part of a media incentive flight hosted by the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama December 7, 2016 . (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
Reporters from 3 local Birmingham, Alabama television stations flew on a air refueling mission as part of a media incentive flight hosted by the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama December 7, 2016 . (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson)
A four-ship of F-15E Strike Eagles, from the 494th Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England fly in formation behind a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Aug. 24, 2016, over the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Airman Wesley Jones)
An F-15E Strike Eagle, from the 494th Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England breaks away after being refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Aug. 24, 2016, over the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Airman Wesley Jones)
An F-15E Strike Eagle, 494th Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker, 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 24, 2016, over the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Airman Wesley Jones)
An F-15E Strike Eagle, 494th Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker, 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 24, 2016, over the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Airman Wesley Jones)
An F-15E Strike Eagle, 494th Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker, 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 24, 2016, over the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Airman Wesley Jones)
The sun rises over a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 117th Air Refueling Wing as crew members conduct a pre-flight meeting at RAF Mildenhall, England, Aug. 24, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Airman Wesley Jones)
An F-16C Fighting Falcon approaches the boom of a KC-135R Stratotanker for refueling over Montgomery, Ala., January 10, 2016. The mission was part of an incentive flight involing the 117th Air Refeuling Wing and the 187th Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Capt. Jonathan Russell/Released)
A KC-135R Stratotanker at the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama welcomes a fiery sunrise on October 24, 2015 . (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
Members from the Alabama Army National Guard provide aerial support for the 117th Air Refueling Wing during a training mission June 22, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Airman 1st Class Jim Bentley/ Released)
President Barack Obama arrives in Birmingham, Alabama today March 26th, 2015.. Obama is greeted by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Col. Robert "Scott" Grant, Vice Commander of the 117th Air Refueling Wing. Obama came to Birmingham to visit Lawson State Community College where he gave a speech on economic issues. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
President Barack Obama arrives in Birmingham, Alabama today March 26th, 2015.. Obama is greeted by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Col. Robert "Scott" Grant, Vice Commander of the 117th Air Refueling Wing. Obama came to Birmingham to visit Lawson State Community College where he gave a speech on economic issues. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
President Barack Obama arrives in Birmingham, Alabama today March 26th, 2015.. Obama is greeted by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Col. Robert "Scott" Grant, Vice Commander of the 117th Air Refueling Wing. Obama came to Birmingham to visit Lawson State Community College where he gave a speech on economic issues. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
Maintainers Master Sergeant Brian Champion, Airman First Class Zachory Bryant and Airman First Class Dathan Hudson from the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Alabama Air National Guard work to clear ice and snow from KC-135R Stratotankers parked on the flight line. The planes are covered in a blanket of snow and ice as a rare winter storm pushes through north and central Alabama. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
Maintainers Master Sergeant Brian Champion, Airman First Class Zachory Bryant and Airman First Class Dathan Hudson from the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Alabama Air National Guard work to clear ice and snow from KC-135R Stratotankers parked on the flight line. The planes are covered in a blanket of snow and ice as a rare winter storm pushes through north and central Alabama. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
Maintainers Master Sergeant Brian Champion, Airman First Class Zachory Bryant and Airman First Class Dathan Hudson from the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Alabama Air National Guard work to clear ice and snow from KC-135R Stratotankers parked on the flight line. The planes are covered in a blanket of snow and ice as a rare winter storm pushes through north and central Alabama. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
KC-135R Stratotankers parked on the flight line at the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama are covered in a blanket of snow as a rare winter storm pushes through north and central Alabama. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)
KC-135R Stratotankers parked on the flight line at the 117th Air Refuelling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama are covered in a blanket of snow as a rare winter storm pushes through north and central Alabama. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released)

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