Screaming Eagles fly with new birds

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July 13, 2012 in Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base by clevine

The "Screaming Eagles" of the 96th Air Refueling Squadron are really good at refueling C-17 Globemaster III's and F-22 Raptors - it's what they do everyday. Based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the 96th performs most refueling missions with aircraft from the 15th Wing and 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard.

"Day-in, day-out, we refuel F-22s and C-17s, with some rare random refueling of other airframes," said Lt. Col. J. Wes Thompson, 96th ARS operations officer. However, that has changed with start of the Rim of the Pacific exercise being conducted here.

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