KC-135R Stratotanker from Tinker Refuels F-18 Fighter Jet

Published on August 2, 2016 by

F-16 fighter Aircraft Refueling during RIMPAC 2016!

U.S. Air Force Maj. Brian Doss and Maj. Cory Glenn, pilots with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., along with Staff Sgt. Tyler Sorrels, a KC-135R Stratotanker boom operator, fly an aerial refueling mission over the Pacific Ocean at Rim of the Pacific 2016, delivering 49,700 lbs. of fuel to six U.S. Navy F-18 Hornets and two Canadian CF-18 Hornets.

RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.



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