Confessions Of A USAF KC-135 ‘Flying Gas Station’ Boom Operator

 

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/confessions-of-a-usaf-kc-135-flying-gas-station-boom-op-1578048155From flying over war zones to fueling top secret experimental aircraft, being a Boom is truly a dynamic career choice. Additionally, this airman was both an aerial refueling instructor and evaluator and has nine air medals, an aerial achievement medal, and over a dozen deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan under their belt. Around 10pm that night, the first crews started getting called for deployments. Confessions Of A USAF KC-135 ‘Flying Gas Station’ Boom Operator