Ammo, maintenance and pilots: how a strike mission is accomplished
Three F-35 Lightning IIs, from the 63rd Fighter Squadron, and an F-16 Fighting Falcon, from the 309th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, during a refueling mission near Phoenix Aug. 27, 2019. Six F-35s from the 63rd FS competed in Exercise Pather Beast where the pilots tested their munition dropping accuracy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez |  VIRIN: 190827-F-VI840-0143.JPG