Capt. Christopher Allen, 6th Airlift Squadron deputy chief of squadron training, co-pilots a C-17 Globemaster to be refueled by a KC-46 Pegasus over the Eastern seaboard, Mar. 9, 2023. The aerial refueling of the C-17 occurred during Exercise White Stag, a full-spectrum readiness exercise that demonstrated the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s overall ability to deploy and sustain rapid global mobility around the world. During this exercise, 6AS aircrew collaborated with 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight and the 305th Aerial Port Squadron to on- and off-load an R-11 refueler onto a C-17, as well as perform a wet-wing defuel of the aircraft all while operating within a contested environment. Wet-wing defueling supports the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment concept, which allows forces to operate with varying levels of capacity and support to get to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Morales)
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