A US Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle, 1ST Fighter Wing (FW), Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA), moves into pre-contact position on the high-speed boom on a USAF KC-135R Stratotanker, 401st Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW). The Eagle is refueling on its first leg home after participating in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from a forward operating base (FOB). The Eagle is armed with AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles