Staff Sgt. Michael Voorhees

18th Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Voorhees, 909th Air Refueling Squadron instructor boom operator, prepares to conduct in-flight refueling aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker Feb, 21, 2017, off the coast of Guam. Twenty-two flying units, including the 909th ARS, are on Andersen Air Force Base to participate in annual exercise Cope North. Boom operators have the ability to pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft while thousands of feet above the ground.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier/released)

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Korea

Recommended Content