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Hot pit refueling gets 79th FS pilots in and out

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason Hole, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, pulls a fuel hose away from an F-16 Fighting Falcon after performing a hot pit refuel, June 26, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Airmen assigned to the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron practice this technique to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston/Released)

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Taken on June 26, 2012