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Easy in easy out, KC-135 hot pit refueling

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A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Squadron,Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off from a runway after a hot-pit refuel on a KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Exercise Mobility Guardian 23 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 9, 2023. The hot-pit refueling process resulted in an 84% decrease in ground time between flights, turning a 6 hour process into 1 hour of work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Catherine Daniel)