Operational Readiness Exercise

MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. -- Senior Airman Kyle Steady, a crew chief with the 927th Air Refueling Wing, braves the afternoon sun here to make sure there were no leaks around the wings of a KC-135 tanker aircraft. Steady participated in a recent operational readiness exercise that required the unit to deploy airplane tankers to refuel tactical aircraft on short notice. Steady has the responsibility of making sure the plane was flight-ready at all times. (Official United States Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn C. Rhodes)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn C. Rhodes
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