U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Massey

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. - Two KC-135R Stratotankers from the 434 Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., refueled seven F/A-18 Hornets from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration team Sept. 26, 2018.

The demonstration team linked up with the Hoosier Wing tankers while traveling from their home base at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., en route to their next air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

The 434th ARW is the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command. The Citizen Airmen from the Hoosier Wing routinely deploy around the world in support of the Air Force mission.

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All photos below are credited to the US Air Foorce - by Staff Sgt. Chris Massey