Thunderbolt Line - Four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly next to a KC-135 Stratotanker during Saber Strike 18 in Latvia, on 8 June 2018. All four A-10s were refueled in flight allowing them to quickly return to their training and provide support for the exercise. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike.
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