U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft #83-0079 moves into position to receive fuel May 27, 2008, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during a mission over Afghanistan. The KC-10 is deployed from McGuire Air Force Base NJ, and the KC-135R is assigned to the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing and is deployed from the 174th Air Refueling Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard, Sioux City, Iowa.- USAF photo by MSgt. Andy Dunaway
83-0079 is still flying in the USAF inventory, based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
KC-10 Extender #83-0079 from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron takes off for a combat air mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during operations at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 5, 2010. The KC-10s deployed to Southwest Asia with the 908th EARS and the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing are from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Travis Air Force Base, CA. The KC-10 is the Air Force's largest tanker and in 2009, aircraft assigned to the 908th EARS flew more than 4,700 combat missions, offloading more than 422 million pounds of fuel to more than 31,400 aircraft. - USAF photo by MSgt. Scott T. Sturkol