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Back Four . . .

May 2022

Military aviation would be severely handicapped without aerial refueling. Foremost in providing stratospheric gas-and-go services for more than 60 years is the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, shown here servicing a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. "Back four" means "move back four feet." This is the last correction most refueling boom operators give before they initiate a "breakaway" (rapid aircraft separation). (Created for the 55th Air Refueling Squadron)

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