A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), Blacklions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), prepares to connect and refuel from a US Air Force (USAF) KC-10 Extender cargo tanker, 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA), during a mission over the Persian Gulf region. Two USN F/A-18C Hornet fighters, Strike Fighter Squadron 87 (VFA-87), Golden Warriors, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), wait their turn to slide in for aerial fueling. The VF-213 and VFA-87 are assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)