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78th ARS refuels the Blue Angels

U.S. Navy Lt. James Cox, left wing pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, positions himself for centerline drogue air refueling from a KC-10 Extender flown by the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided air refueling for the Blue Angels to move them to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Navy Lt. James Cox, left wing pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, positions himself for centerline drogue air refueling from a KC-10 Extender flown by the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided air refueling for the Blue Angels to move them to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Marine Corp. Maj. Jeff Mullins, slot pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, positions himself for centerline drogue air refueling by the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided air refueling for the Blue Angels to move them to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Marine Corp. Maj. Jeff Mullins, slot pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, positions himself for centerline drogue air refueling by the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided air refueling for the Blue Angels to move them to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Marine Corp. Maj. Jeff Mullins, slot pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, receives centerline drogue air refueling from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Marine Corp. Maj. Jeff Mullins, slot pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, receives centerline drogue air refueling from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Navy Capt. Eric Doyle, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, rejoins his formation after having been refueled by the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Navy Capt. Eric Doyle, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, rejoins his formation after having been refueled by the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

Members from the 76th and 78th Air Refueling Squadrons with the 514th Air Mobility Wing and the 2nd ARS with the 305th AMW, both at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., pose for a photo upon completion of a coronet mission to provide centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show, May 8, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

Members from the 76th and 78th Air Refueling Squadrons with the 514th Air Mobility Wing and the 2nd ARS with the 305th AMW, both at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., pose for a photo upon completion of a coronet mission to provide centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show, May 8, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation alongside a KC-10 Extender from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation alongside a KC-10 Extender from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Navy Lt. James Cox and U.S. Marine Corp. Maj. Jeff Mullins, both pilots in the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation alongside a KC-10 Extender from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

U.S. Navy Lt. James Cox and U.S. Marine Corp. Maj. Jeff Mullins, both pilots in the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation alongside a KC-10 Extender from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 8, 2019. The 78th ARS provided centerline drogue air refueling for the Blue Angels on their way to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ruben Rios)

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. -- The 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., conducted a coronet mission to provide centerline drogue air refueling for U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels May 8, 2019. A reserve squadron in the U.S. Air Force, the 78th ARS worked with the Blue Angels to demonstrate the excellence required to upkeep global and national security.