Filling up on freedom - Lt. Col. Gary Middlebrooks gives a "thumbs up" after successfully refueling his F-16 Fighting Falcon from a KC-10 Extender in Southwest Asia. Aircraft from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing including the KC-10 and KC-135 Stratotanker, provide fuel for coalition aircraft missions for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Colonel Middlebrooks from the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is deployed from the 114th Fighter Wing of the South Dakota Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
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OVER NEVADA -- An F-16C Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., heads out for a mission over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges during Red Flag 04-3 here.
More than 100 aircraft and 2,500 participants are involved in this exercise. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald)