A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker in support of exercise Southern Beach 22-2 over the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 19, 2022. This iteration marks the first time JASDF intel officers have joined mission planning, and their use of an E-2C Airborne Warning and Control System will assist their allies and partners in the air, providing aid to remote islands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Moses Taylor)