Airmen of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and their KC-10 tankers deployed to Southwest Asia amassed a "staggering" 4,760 combat missions for 2009, according to Ralph Jackson with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing history office. The KC-10 force included airmen deployed from JB McGuire, N.J., and Travis AFB, Calif. Here, an airman provides direction to a KC-10 aircraft as it prepares for a combat air refueling mission on the flight line at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia Jan. 22, 2009. The airplane is assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, which helps provide aerial refueling for Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa operations.
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