The U.S. Air Force’s tanker fleet is the backbone of the joint force. The hardworking KC-10s and KC-135s have flown almost half of the service’s flying missions in support of operations in Syria and Iraq, and 90% of all U.S. and allied tanker missions for the campaign. But despite decades of unrelenting operational tempo around the world, demand for tanker gas shows no sign of letting up.  As the fight to defeat Islamic State group terrorists, also known as ISIS, in ...

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