Air Force Photos

Senior Master Sgt. Floyd W. Atkins performs preflight checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 17, 2014. The pilots and boom operator all go through preflight checks to ensure all systems are operating properly and the aircraft is mission ready prior to takeoff. Atkins’s reached his 8,000th refueling hour during the mission. Atkins is 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Colin Cates)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Colin Cates |  VIRIN: 140717-F-DB574-184.JPG