Iran does not provide in-air refueling
for warplanes used in daily bombing runs over Yemen.
US involvement has included targeting support for Saudi warplanes, in-air refueling
for Saudi bombers, and naval participation in the illegal blockade of Yemen.
support in Africa likely would take the form of airlift, logistics, in-air refueling
, intelligence, command and control communications, and surveillance (including use of satellites and drones).
They met up with a KC-135 Stratotanker to give the pilot and co-pilot in-air refueling
Without the capability of in-air refueling
, many missions would not be possible.
The base is also the home of large tanker aircraft that are used for in-air refueling
of fighter planes on combat missions over Afghanistan.