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Maj. David Hutchins, a C-17 Globemaster III instructor pilot from the 183rd Airlift Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, aligns his aircraft for air-to-air refueling with a KC-46A Pegasus from the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire ANG, over the Gulf of Mexico Nov. 3, 2021. The mission was in support of Operation Southern Lightning Strike 2021, an ANG-led exercise where units deploy from their home bases to forward operating bases with minimum personnel and equipment to accomplish their mission in austere conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. H. Edward Stramler)

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Photo by: Technical Sgt. H. Edward Stramler |  VIRIN: 211103-Z-NT824-0282.JPG