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With the help of an U.S. Air Force Airman, an Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America member flies a KC-46A Pegasus flight simulator, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. This was an opportunity to strengthen to U.S.-Israeli bilateral relationship while showcasing the home of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced tanker aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

With the help of an U.S. Air Force Airman, an Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America member flies a KC-46A Pegasus flight simulator, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. This was an opportunity to strengthen to U.S.-Israeli bilateral relationship while showcasing the home of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced tanker aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

An Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America member operates a KC-46A Pegasus boom operator simulator, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The visit from the IAF included a Formal Training Unit status briefing on training and construction, along with a KC-46A capability brief following time in a flight simulator. The trip concluded with a familiarization flight onboard a KC-46A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

An Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America member operates a KC-46A Pegasus boom operator simulator, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The visit from the IAF included a Formal Training Unit status briefing on training and construction, along with a KC-46A capability brief following time in a flight simulator. The trip concluded with a familiarization flight onboard a KC-46A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

A member of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron watches a KC-46A Pegasus boom operator simulator demonstration, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 is a wide body, multi-role tanker that can refuel all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

A member of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron watches a KC-46A Pegasus boom operator simulator demonstration, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 is a wide body, multi-role tanker that can refuel all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Two members of the Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America tours the KC-46A Pegasus Fuselage Trainer, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The IAF was participating in an immersion tour of the 56 Air Refueling Squadron to explore replacing their 707 tanker fleet with the KC-46A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Two members of the Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America tours the KC-46A Pegasus Fuselage Trainer, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The IAF was participating in an immersion tour of the 56 Air Refueling Squadron to explore replacing their 707 tanker fleet with the KC-46A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force and Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America representatives hold a meeting in the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit conference room, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The IAF was participating in an immersion tour of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron to explore replacing their 707 tanker fleet with the KC-46A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force and Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America representatives hold a meeting in the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit conference room, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The IAF was participating in an immersion tour of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron to explore replacing their 707 tanker fleet with the KC-46A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Israeli air force Air Attachés to the United States of America sit inside a KC-46A Pegasus flight simulator, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 56th Air Refueling Squadron highlighted the training mission at the 97th Air Mobility Wing to showcase the world-class training and education of our nation's warfighters at Altus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Israeli air force Air Attachés to the United States of America sit inside a KC-46A Pegasus flight simulator, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 56th Air Refueling Squadron highlighted the training mission at the 97th Air Mobility Wing to showcase the world-class training and education of our nation's warfighters at Altus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bradley Gavin, Chief Boom Operator for the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit, gives members of the Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America a tour of the KC-46A Pegasus Fuselage Trainer, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46A is the U.S. Air Force’s newest addition to their tanker fleet and the future of aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bradley Gavin, Chief Boom Operator for the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit, gives members of the Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America a tour of the KC-46A Pegasus Fuselage Trainer, July 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46A is the U.S. Air Force’s newest addition to their tanker fleet and the future of aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

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The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted the Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America during a site visit to the home of the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit, July 1-2, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The immersion was a chance for representatives of the IAF to explore options in replacing their current tanker fleet with a more modern air frame, including a look at the KC-46A, the U.S. Air Force’s newest addition to their tanker fleet and the future of refueling.

During the visit, the IAF delegation received a Formal Training Unit status briefing on training and construction, along with a KC-46A capability brief following time in a flight simulator. The trip concluded with a familiarization flight onboard a KC-46A.

This was an opportunity to strengthen the U.S.-Israeli bilateral relationship while showcasing the home of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced tanker aircraft.

The KC-46A team at Altus AFB is made up of Airmen with a variety of backgrounds, both active duty and civilian who bring different aspects of expertise to the multifaceted new tanker. Highlighting the innovation and bold advantages in air refueling, Altus is leading the way in the next generation of tanker warfighters.

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