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Expeditionary air refueling squadron extends fight against Da'esh

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A boom operator from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels a French Air Force Rafale over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A boom operator from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels a French Air Force Rafale over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A French air force Rafale approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A French air force Rafale approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A French air force Rafale receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

A French air force Rafale receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct 17, 2016. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released)

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels U.S. and Coalition aircraft from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 17. The operational mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to militarily defeat Da'esh in the Combined Joint Operation Area in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability.