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A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II is refueled while on a flying mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. South Korea is one of multiple nations partnered with the U.S. to train F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II is refueled while on a flying mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. South Korea is one of multiple nations partnered with the U.S. to train F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35’s sensor package is designed to collect, fuse and distribute more information than any fighter jet in history, giving pilots an advantage over all adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35’s sensor package is designed to collect, fuse and distribute more information than any fighter jet in history, giving pilots an advantage over all adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35 contains tactical data links that enable the protected sharing of data among its flight members as well as other surface, airborne and ground-based platforms needed to achieve missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35 contains tactical data links that enable the protected sharing of data among its flight members as well as other surface, airborne and ground-based platforms needed to achieve missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II approaches a KC-135 to refuel March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35’s engine produces 43,000 pounds of thrust and contains a 6-stage compressor, 3-stage fan, single stage high-pressure turbine, annular combustor and a 2-stage low-pressure turbine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II approaches a KC-135 to refuel March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35’s engine produces 43,000 pounds of thrust and contains a 6-stage compressor, 3-stage fan, single stage high-pressure turbine, annular combustor and a 2-stage low-pressure turbine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II pilot waves after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, March 15, 2019, in Ariz. Aerial Refueling is the process in which on aircraft transfers fuel to another aircraft. This maneuver saves time and money by keeping jets from having to land mid-mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II pilot waves after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, March 15, 2019, in Ariz. Aerial Refueling is the process in which on aircraft transfers fuel to another aircraft. This maneuver saves time and money by keeping jets from having to land mid-mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II banks left during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The aircraft’s electronic sensors contain the Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS), a system that provides pilots with situational awareness in the area surrounding the aircraft for enhanced missile and aircraft warning, and day/night pilot vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II banks left during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The aircraft’s electronic sensors contain the Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS), a system that provides pilots with situational awareness in the area surrounding the aircraft for enhanced missile and aircraft warning, and day/night pilot vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. Luke Air Force Base trains two-thirds of the world’s F-35 pilots and graduates 105 F-35 pilots every year. The F-35 is armed with the Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), an internally mounted system that provides extended range detection, precision targeting for ground targets and long range detection of air-to-air threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. Luke Air Force Base trains two-thirds of the world’s F-35 pilots and graduates 105 F-35 pilots every year. The F-35 is armed with the Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), an internally mounted system that provides extended range detection, precision targeting for ground targets and long range detection of air-to-air threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, assigned to the Arizona Air National Guard, 161st Air Fueling Wing, prepares for a refueling mission March 15, 2019, at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz. Air refueling units flying Stratotankers provide air-to-air refueling for tactical and strategic aircraft from various bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, assigned to the Arizona Air National Guard, 161st Air Fueling Wing, prepares for a refueling mission March 15, 2019, at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz. Air refueling units flying Stratotankers provide air-to-air refueling for tactical and strategic aircraft from various bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, assigned to the Arizona Air National Guard, 161st Air Fueling Wing, holds onto the throttle in preparation for take-off March 15, 2019, at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz. The 161st ARW’s primary mission is to extend aircraft flying range by providing in-flight refueling to all U.S. Armed Forces and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, assigned to the Arizona Air National Guard, 161st Air Fueling Wing, holds onto the throttle in preparation for take-off March 15, 2019, at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz. The 161st ARW’s primary mission is to extend aircraft flying range by providing in-flight refueling to all U.S. Armed Forces and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

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Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35’s sensor package is designed to collect, fuse and distribute more information than any fighter jet in history, giving pilots an advantage over all adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

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