916th ARW KC-46 Pegasus in-air refuels 336th FS F-15E Strike Eagle
By Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera
/ Published September 09, 2020
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --
A KC-46 Pegasus from the 916th Air Refueling Wing in-air refueled F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base over the sky of North Carolina on Sept. 3, 2020.
The KC-46 is the Air Force’s newest multi-role aerial refueling tanker and strategic military transportation aircraft that can refuel all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft making global reach a reality.
F-15E Strike Eagle from the 336th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base were refueled by the KC-46, the first time the Pegasus in-air refueled the F-15E since arriving on base this year.
Air-to-air refueling is important to the Air Force’s warfighting ability as it increasing airpower lethality and range and sustains the Combat Air Force’s air superiority and capability to target enemy forces over long ranges.