aerial refueling

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aerial refueling

A method of extending the range of military aircraft by refueling them from tanker aircraft in air. Air refueling can be done by tanker aircraft or by specially modified combat aircraft. In the latter case, it is known as buddy refueling. Also known as air-to-air refueling. See also buddy refueling.
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stands guard over one of the 459th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135s.
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0B occurring from the reduction of current military air refueling operations and infrastructure.