KC-46 Flies First Combat Refueling Sortie In Middle East

U.S. Air Force Capt. Cody Donahue, a KC-46 pilot with the 344th Air Refueling Squadron, prepares to take off Aug. 29 for the tanker’s first combat sortie.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force’s newest refueler, the Boeing KC-46, has flown its first combat refueling sortie as part of an exercise to employ the tanker downrange before it is officially operational. The KC-46, deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, fueled up two Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles during an Aug. 29...

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