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Fueling Liberty Wing airpower during COVID-19 pandemic

Airman 1st Class Corey Purvis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, pushes the mobile pantograph out to an F-15C Eagle for "hot pit" refueling operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Continued “hot pits” during the COVID-19 pandemic provide necessary training and experience required to reduce the ground time between sorties by refueling active aircraft, enabling maximum training in a shorter time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Corey Purvis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, pushes the mobile pantograph out to an F-15C Eagle for "hot pit" refueling operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Continued “hot pits” during the COVID-19 pandemic reduce the ground time between sorties by refueling active aircraft, enabling maximum training in a shorter time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

48th Fighter Wing Airmen prepare to perform "hot pit" refueling operations on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Continued “hot pits” during the COVID-19 pandemic provide necessary training and experience required to reduce the ground time between sorties by refueling active aircraft, enabling maximum training in a shorter time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

48th Fighter Wing Airmen prepare to perform "hot pit" refueling operations on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Continued “hot pits” during the COVID-19 pandemic reduce the ground time between sorties by refueling active aircraft, enabling maximum training in a shorter time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A 48th Maintenance Group crew chief hooks up the mobile pantograph to an F-15C Eagle to perform "hot pit" refueling operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Crew chiefs work closely with 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen to deliver over 350,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel per week, keeping the Liberty Wing ready to deliver combat airpower despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A 48th Maintenance Group crew chief hooks up the mobile pantograph to an F-15C Eagle to perform "hot pit" refueling operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Crew chiefs work closely with 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen to deliver over 350,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel per week, keeping the Liberty Wing ready to deliver combat airpower despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Issac Ellis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, refills an R-11 refueling truck from bulk storage at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. 48th LRS Airmen have worked hard to continue the mission of keeping the Liberty Wing mission-ready despite the current COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Issac Ellis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, refills an R-11 refueling truck from bulk storage at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. 48th LRS Airmen have worked hard to continue the mission of keeping the Liberty Wing mission-ready despite the current COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Issac Ellis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, hooks up the fillstand pantograph to the bottom loader of an R-11 refueling truck at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Despite COVID-19, 48th LRS Airmen continue to execute their mission of handling the storage and delivery of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, cryogenic liquids and other materials required to project airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Issac Ellis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, hooks up the fillstand pantograph to the bottom loader of an R-11 refueling truck at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Despite COVID-19, 48th LRS Airmen continue to execute their mission of handling the storage and delivery of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, cryogenic liquids and other materials required to project airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A crew chief assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit directs an R-11 refueling truck at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen work closely with crew chiefs to deliver over 350,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel per week, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A crew chief assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit directs an R-11 refueling truck at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen work closely with crew chiefs to deliver over 350,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel per week, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Issac Ellis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepares to refuel an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. The 48th LRS fuels management flight handles the storage and delivery of the various fuels, oils and lubricants that are required to keep our aircraft airborne and the Liberty Wing mission-ready, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Airman 1st Class Issac Ellis, a 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepares to refuel an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. The 48th LRS fuels management flight handles the storage and delivery of the various fuels, oils and lubricants that are required to keep our aircraft airborne and the Liberty Wing mission-ready, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Staff Sgt. Erik Brooks, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels preventative maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge, closes the lid on a 400-gallon fuel reclamation bowser at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Despite COVID-19, 48th LRS Airmen continue to execute their mission of handling the storage and delivery of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, cryogenic liquids and other materials required to project airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Staff Sgt. Erik Brooks, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels preventative maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge, closes the lid on a 400-gallon fuel reclamation bowser at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 30, 2020. Despite COVID-19, 48th LRS Airmen continue to execute their mission of handling the storage and delivery of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, cryogenic liquids and other materials required to project airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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