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Airmen deliver 14.5M gallons of fuel monthly in Operation Inherent Resolve. #USAF #ISIL

(Editor’s note: Due to safety and security reasons, last names and unit designators were removed.) It’s 9 a.m. and even though it’s already 100 degrees outside, the temperature continues to climb. Chatter comes across the radio for a fuel request and Airman 1st Class Arnaldo, a fuels distribution operator, wipes the sweat off his face, hops into his R-12 Refueler and heads to the flightline. To most, this is just another ordinary day, but for Arnaldo, the mission he is performing makes it anything but ordinary. Every day, Arnaldo and his coworkers work around the clock, enabling aircraft to get off the ground to drop munitions over Iraq and Syria and help degrade and defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces. “We support a lot of different missions here, like the KC-10 (Extenders) and (fighter aircraft),” Arnaldo said. “They’re flying missions every day against IS...

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