An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing looks up while flying under a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive fuel over southeast South Dakota, June 27, 2023. Nearly all internal fuel can be pumped through the flying boom, the KC-135’s primary fuel transfer method. One crewmember, known as the boom operator, is stationed in the rear of the plane and controls the boom during in-flight air refueling. (U.S. Air National Guard photo Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot)

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Photo by: SMsgt. Vincent De Groot |  VIRIN: 230627-Z-KZ880-9283.JPG