Tiger Tails
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Brito, right, a KC-135R Stratotanker pilot with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 141st Air Refueling Squadron "Tigers", and a maintenance Airman perform pre-flight inspections on an aircraft before a training mission on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 27, 2021. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.