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A-10s refuel with Okies

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. Refueling with the Okies allowed the A-10s to make it to the exercise without having to land. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. Refueling with the Okies allowed the A-10s to make it to the exercise without having to land. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. Refueling with the Okies allowed the A-10s to make it to the exercise without having to land. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. Refueling with the Okies allowed the A-10s to make it to the exercise without having to land. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

Senior Mast Sgt. Mark McGougan, 465th Air Refueling  Squadron boom operator, instructs Senior Airman Peter Whitfield, 46th ARS boom operator, during an aerial refueling event March 5, 2020, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

Senior Mast Sgt. Mark McGougan, 465th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, instructs Senior Airman Peter Whitfield, 46th ARS boom operator, during an aerial refueling event March 5, 2020, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. Refueling with the Okies allowed the A-10s to make it to the exercise without having to land. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. Refueling with the Okies allowed the A-10s to make it to the exercise without having to land. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker from 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on their way to Red Flag March 5, 2021. The 507th ARW performs daily air refueling missions both locally and around the world in support of Air Mobility Command and U.S. Strategic Command's national emergency war order requirements.