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An E-3A Sentry early Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft receives more than 6,000 gallons of fuel over the Adriatic Sea before continuing its patrol around the Balkan region. The E-3s this one based at Geilenkirchen, Germany fly around the clock, as part of Operation JOINT FORGE, in support of ongoing NATO led Stabilization Force (SFOR) in the Balkans. This E-3 was refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, temporarily based with the 16th Expeditionary Operations Group, a small US detachment located at Istres French air base, is charged with aerial refueling operations for US and NATO aircraft patrolling the Balkan region

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An E-3A Sentry early Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft receives more than 6,000 gallons of fuel over the Adriatic Sea before continuing its patrol around the Balkan region. The E-3s this one based at Geilenkirchen, Germany fly around the clock, as part of Operation JOINT FORGE, in support of ongoing NATO led Stabilization Force (SFOR) in the Balkans. This E-3 was refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, temporarily based with the 16th Expeditionary Operations Group, a small US detachment located at Istres French air base, is charged with aerial refueling operations for US and NATO aircraft patrolling the Balkan region

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Subject Operation/Series: JOINT FORGE

Country: Adriatic Sea

Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE

Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Kenneth Fidler, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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28/05/2001
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