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180th FW Spouse Lift

Spouses of military members at the 180th Fighter Wing were given the rare opportunity to take a ride on a KC-135 Stratotanker and watch F-16 Fighting Falcons being refueled mid-air on July 12, 2015, in Swanton, Ohio. The “Spouse Lift” included wives of the pilots flying the F-16s. From the refueling pod on the underside of the tanker, spouses watched as the F-16s approached, close enough to wave “hello,” the lower side of the tanker’s tail to receive fuel. The spouses were also given the chance to talk to the fighter pilots with headsets from the refueling pod. Military members depend on their husbands and wives for support that is critical to the success of the mission. The “Spouse Lift” was a fantastic chance for 180th Airmen to give a little something back.

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer
VIRIN: 150711-Z-HL527-797.JPG
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