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Reserve crews refuel Raptors

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- An F-22A Raptor refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker Jan. 21. This refueling was part of the Raptor's first operational mission. The KC-135 is with the 916th Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shane Dunaway)

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- An F-22A Raptor refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker Jan. 21. This refueling was part of the Raptor's first operational mission. The KC-135 is with the Air Force Reserve Command's 916th Air Refueling Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shane Dunaway)

OVER THE UNITED STATES (AFPN) -- An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Va., refuels with a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell AFB, Kan., during the Raptor's first operational mission Jan. 21. The mission was flown in support of Operation Noble Eagle. The KC-135 was flown by the 18th Air Refueling Squadron. The F-22A was with the 27th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel)

OVER THE UNITED STATES (AFPN) -- An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Va., refuels with a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell AFB, Kan., during the Raptor's first operational mission Jan. 21. The mission was flown in support of Operation Noble Eagle. The KC-135 was flown by the Air Force Reserve Command's 18th Air Refueling Squadron, a Reserve Associate unit at McConnell. The F-22A was with the 27th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel)