ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - B-52 Stratofortess pilot Capt. Nathan Mott (left), and co-pilot Capt. Mark Pindar move into pre-contact refueling position Jan. 22, to off-load fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Tropic Fury over the Pacific Ocean. The exercise was developed to train aircrew on the use of conventional air launched crew missiles and joint air to surface standoff missile conventional weapon systems. The B-52, deployed to Andersen A.F.B. Guam with the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, is part of a continous bomber presence in the region. The KC-135 is deployed to Andersen from 434th Air Reserve Wing, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., supporting Pacific theater refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)
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