909th pairs with AKANG during RF-A 22-1
Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Michael Strickler, a 168th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, and a U.S. Air Force maintainer assigned to the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, conduct a pre-flight check on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, during RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 11, 2022. Approximately 2,200 service members from the U.S., Great Britain and Canada are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 90 aircraft from over 25 units during this iteration of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth |  VIRIN: 220511-F-MJ351-004.JPG