Tagged: KC-135

On the flight line at the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan, Dustin Harder, a mechanic deployed with the 141st Washington Air National Guard Air Refueling Wing, cleans the fuel filters on a engine of a KC-135R Stratotanker. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

In a delicate dance between man and machine high above Afghanistan, an F-15E Strike Eagle tops off its tanks with jet fuel provided by a Fairchild Air Force Base 92nd Air Refuling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker on deployment at the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review