KC-135 Refueling Mission

(Left to right) 376th Expeditionary Operations Group Pilot and Captain Alex Denton, Co-Pilot and Captain Mike Dobbs, Boom Operator Senior Airman Dave Fernandez and Deputy Operations Group Commander and Navigator Lieutenant Gene Croft walk outside a KC-135 before Shell 74, a refueling mission over Afghanistan, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Denton, Dobbs and Fernandez's home unit is the 92nd Air Refueling Squadron based at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Croft's home base is McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. (Young Kwak/The Pacific Northwest Inlander)

(Left to right) 376th Expeditionary Operations Group Pilot and Captain Alex Denton, Co-Pilot and Captain Mike Dobbs, Boom Operator Senior Airman Dave Fernandez and Deputy Operations Group Commander and Navigator Lieutenant Gene Croft walk outside a KC-135 before Shell 74, a refueling mission over Afghanistan, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Denton, Dobbs and Fernandez’s home unit is the 92nd Air Refueling Squadron based at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Croft’s home base is McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. (Young Kwak/The Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I flew with on a KC-135 mission yesterday, part of my coverage for the Inlander. Ten F-16s came up for fueling over the skies of Afghanistan. To see more photos and read more about the mission, please go to: http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2013/12/14/photos-refueling-mission.

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