MID-AIR REFUELING

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Boom operator Staff Sgt. "David" from Houston, Texas operates the boom of a KC-10 air tanker over California Friday Oct. 5 2001. His plane is from the Sixth air refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield California. The KC-10 tankers can transfer up to 340,000 pounds of fuel on a mission. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/ ALAN GRETH)