Beale trains for two-ship tactical formation flying

A KC-135 Stratotanker takes off from Beale Air Force Base, California during a unit training assembly on Feb. 11, 2017. Another KC-135 took off minutes later as part of a two-ship aircraft formation routine training sortie to refuel eight F-15 Eagles from the 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Oregon. The 173 FW mission is to train the most superior air-to-air combat pilots in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda Davis).

PHOTO BY: Capt. Siobhan Hazelwood
VIRIN: 170211-F-KW318-044.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.