German Air Force officers boarded a U.S. Air Force KC-135 mid-air refueling aircraft where they got to ride along during a refueling mission with the Iowa National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing.
During the flight they crawled in the back of the aircraft in order to witness a mid-air refueling of F-16 fighter aircraft.
Following the flight they were allowed to take the helm in a KC-135 refueling simulator, where they practiced refueling while safely on the ground.
As part of the Defense Military Reserve Exchange Program, officers from various NATO member states come to the United States to get first had look at how military reserve organizations in the U.S. operate.
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