Utah ANG fuels Spangdahlem jets

The Utah Air National Guard's mission is to extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces.

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, fly beside a KC-135R Stratotanker of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, over Germany May 30, 2018. The Utah Air National Guard's mission is to extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

The Utah ANG conducted air-to-air refueling with F-16s for training purposes.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, over Germany May 30, 2018. The Utah ANG conducted air-to-air refueling with F-16s for training purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

After refueling, the F-16 broke away from the KC-135R and continued its training.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, over Germany, May 30, 2018. After refueling, the F-16 broke away from the KC-135R and continued its training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

Airmen from the 151st ARW conducted air-to-air refueling for total force integration training.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon of the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, over Germany May 30, 2018. Airmen from the 151st ARW conducted air-to-air refueling for total force integration training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

The boom operator is responsible for safely and effectively refueling aircraft during flight.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Molder, 191st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Utah Air National Guard, maneuvers the boom to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 480th Fighting Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, over Germany May 30, 2018. The boom operator is responsible for safely and effectively refueling aircraft during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --