• Creator
  • Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Imaging Command. 1988-ca. 1993; Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency. 6/21/1979-9/30/1985; Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 2001-04-20
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A French Air Force Mirage 2000 refueled over the Adriatic Sea by a US KC-135R Stratotanker from the 117th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Birmingham, Alabama. U.S. aerial refueling tanker aircraft are based here to refuel NATO fighter aircraft flying air patrols over the Balkans. The 117th ARW deployed to Istres Air Base for the past month as part of the 16th Expedition... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A French Air Force Mirage 2000 refueled over the Adriatic Sea by a US KC-135R Stratotanker from the 117th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Birmingham, Alabama. U.S. aerial refueling tanker aircraft are based here to refuel NATO fighter aircraft flying air patrols over the Balkans. The 117th ARW deployed to Istres Air Base for the past month as part of the 16th Expeditionary Operations Group, a small US Air Force detachment located on this French air base as part of Operation JOINT FORGE. The 16th Expeditionary Operations Group is a unit of the 16th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)."The United States has agreed to provide a force of approximately 6,900 U.S. Service member to help maintain a capable military force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. No timetable for the duration of Operation JOINT FORGE has been determined. The mission will be assessed periodically and the force size will be adjusted, as circumstances require." Subject Operation/Series: JOINT FORGE Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Kenneth Fidler, USAF Release Status: Released to Public. less
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  • Unrestricted