Drogue hose connection

Staff Sgt. James Andrus and Senior Airman Travis Krause, U.S. Air Force crew chiefs with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., connect a drogue adapter to a KC-135R Stratotanker in order to connect a drogue. A drogue is used in air-to-air refueling. The probe and drogue method of refueling uses a trailing hose with a basket on the end. Pilots guide a probe on their aircraft into the basket to connect with the hose. Air Force helicopters, and all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft refuel using the hose-and-drogue for air-to-air refueling. Andrus, Krause and other Citizen Airmen are participating in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Grady Epperly
VIRIN: 160710-Z-YA464-008.JPG
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