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B-1B bombers integrate with U.S., Turkish tankers over Black Sea

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over Turkey during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over Turkey during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotanker during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Bomber missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate our always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotanker during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Bomber missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate our always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over the Black Sea during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability and enables us to build enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over the Black Sea during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability and enables us to build enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotanker during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Bomber missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate our always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotanker during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Bomber missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate our always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receive fuel from Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotankers during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability and enables us to build enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receive fuel from Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotankers during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability and enables us to build enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

A mountain range is seen from a U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a training flight over Turkey, May 29, 2020. The transatlantic strategic relationship between the U.S. and Europe has been forged throughout the past seven decades, and it is built on a foundation of shared values, experiences, and vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

A mountain range is seen from a U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a training flight over Turkey, May 29, 2020. The transatlantic strategic relationship between the U.S. and Europe has been forged throughout the past seven decades, and it is built on a foundation of shared values, experiences, and vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Buller, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, prepares his aircraft for takeoff at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, May 29, 2020. We are working to incorporate appropriate rotational forces and prepositioned equipment that complement NATO rotations in order to deter threats from potential adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Buller, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, prepares his aircraft for takeoff at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, May 29, 2020. We are working to incorporate appropriate rotational forces and prepositioned equipment that complement NATO rotations in order to deter threats from potential adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirsten Larson, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, poses for a picture at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, after a training mission  with the Turkish air force May 29, 2020. The U.S. Air Force routinely flies a variety of aircraft and units throughout Europe to support geographic combatant command objectives.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirsten Larson, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, poses for a picture at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, after a training mission with the Turkish air force May 29, 2020. The U.S. Air Force routinely flies a variety of aircraft and units throughout Europe to support geographic combatant command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Peter Kuzniewski, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, helps pilot one of his squadron’s aircraft during a training flight over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Our ability to quickly respond and assure allies and partners rests upon the fact that we are here, in Europe, forward and ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Peter Kuzniewski, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, helps pilot one of his squadron’s aircraft during a training flight over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Our ability to quickly respond and assure allies and partners rests upon the fact that we are here, in Europe, forward and ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over the Black Sea during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability and enables us to build enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)
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U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish air force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over the Black Sea during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability and enables us to build enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

An oxygen mask hangs in the cockpit of a U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a training flight over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Training outside the U.S. enables aircrew and Airmen to become familiar with other theaters and airspace, and enhances enduring skills and relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges in support of the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)
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An oxygen mask hangs in the cockpit of a U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a training flight over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Training outside the U.S. enables aircrew and Airmen to become familiar with other theaters and airspace, and enhances enduring skills and relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges in support of the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Buller, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, reads technical instructions during a training flight over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Participation in multinational exercises enhances our professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Buller, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, reads technical instructions during a training flight over the Black Sea May 29, 2020. Participation in multinational exercises enhances our professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over Turkey during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)