Here’s how a KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over ISIL territory

An impressive rescue mission took place in 2015 in the skies over ISIL territory.

A KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew belonging to the 384th ARS (Air Refueling Squadron) from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over ISIL territory last year, which could eventually have led to the pilot's captivity or death. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in fact, the tanker responded to an F-16 fuel emergency and escorted the aircraft from ISIL ...

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