Arctic Refueling

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--An E-3 Sentry (AWACS)sits in the precontact position awaiting aerial refueling by the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 over the arctic on 27 Feb, 2007. The AWACS aircraft is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--An E-3 Sentry (AWACS)sits in the precontact position awaiting aerial refueling by the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 over the arctic on 27 Feb, 2007. The AWACS aircraft is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--TSgt John Duhaime, KC-135 Boom Operator, 168th Air Refueling Squadron, 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard refuels a E-3 Sentry(AWACS) over the arctic.The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--TSgt John Duhaime, KC-135 Boom Operator, 168th Air Refueling Squadron, 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard refuels a E-3 Sentry(AWACS) over the arctic.The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--MSgt Cain, KC-135 Boom Operator, 168 Air Refueling Squadron, 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard refuels a E-3 Sentry (AWACS) over the arctic. The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--MSgt Cain, KC-135 Boom Operator, 168 Air Refueling Squadron, 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard refuels a E-3 Sentry (AWACS) over the arctic. The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) sits in the precontact position awaiting aerial refuleing by the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 over the arctic on 27 Feb, 2007. The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) sits in the precontact position awaiting aerial refuleing by the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 over the arctic on 27 Feb, 2007. The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska-- An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) sits in the precontact position awaiting aerial refueling by the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 over the arctic on Feb 27. The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska-- An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) sits in the precontact position awaiting aerial refueling by the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 over the arctic on Feb 27. The AWACS is assigned to the 962nd AACS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)