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Meg Refuels a Stealth Bomber

Meg got to fly along with Milwaukee's 128th Air National Guard Refueling Unit Mission out to Colorado to refuel a couple of B2 Stealth Bombers.

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    My ride is here...
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    Our cozy quarters...
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    Somewhere over Colorado...
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    Our pilots, Frank Alvarez and Jason Park
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    We're in Plane 2, that's Plane 1 in front of us...
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    They let me sit in the cockpit!
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    In the back of the plane now....
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    That's the pod where the boom operator sits to maneuver the fuel boom to connect with the target...
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    A TV anchor doing his shot from down in the pod...
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    My friend and photog Scott getting some amazing shots of the B2 Stealth Bombers...
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    Photog Scott down with Tony, the boom operator
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    I'm ready for my turn down in the hole!
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    And I'm in! Check out this beauty!
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    Connecting the boom to the bomber, while traveling at 350 MPH!
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    Getting closer...
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    Almost there...
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    Steady now...
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    So close...
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    Got it!
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    A shot of Plane 1 connecting with the B2
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    Me and Sgt Chris Wenzel in the pod...
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    Plane 1 out ahead of us, headed home to Milwaukee
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    Me with pilots Frank Alvarez and Jason Park...right after the three of us, along with the pilots of Plane 1 and the tower control operator sang Build Me Up Buttercup over the headsets! Thanks for an awesome time, guys!