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Operation ATLANTIC RESOLVE 2015

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Pelletier, a crew chief from the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, shows Polish Air Force Corporal Darek Damas, from the 32nd Tactical Air Base, how hot-pit refueling is performed on a Swamp Fox F-16 fighter, June 1, 2015. F-16 aircraft maintenance crews from the Polish 32nd Tactical Air Base and the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing teamed-up to conduct hot-pit refueling at Łask Air Base, Poland, June 1, 2015. The 32nd Tactical Air Base was recently certified to perform hot-pit refueling, which involves refueling a recently landed F-16 so that it can take off for another mission without stopping its engine. Three units worked together to learn hot-pitting techniques from each other as well as offering opportunities for Polish Airmen to learn from the more seasoned 169th Fighter Wing and 52d Fighter Wing maintainers. U.S. Air Force Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany and the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, are deployed to Łask Air Base in support of Operation ATLANTIC RESOLVE, during the month of June. (South Carolina Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

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