Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Answering the call: refueling the Spirit

A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber approaches the rear of a KC-135 Stratotanker in preparation to refuel during a training mission over Midwestern skies, Aug. 1, 2013. The B-2’s unique design has enabled it to travel into enemy territory without being detected by their radar to deploy ordinance. It is one of many aircraft McConnell’s tankers provide fuel to. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier)

McConnell Air Force Base is the world’s largest Air Refueling Wing and is the home of 62 KC-135 Stratotankers. McConnell’s primary mission is to provide global reach by conducting air refueling and airlift where and when needed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier)