459th ARW maintenance crew keep engines running during NATO exercise

KEFLAVIK, Iceland -- 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron specialists like Staff Sgt. Matt Gauvin from the Air Force Reserve worked around the clock during the Northern Viking 2011 exercise here June 3-10 to ensure their KC-135 Stratotanker was able to provide fuel to NATO forces. Northern Viking tests the capabilities of Iceland and the country's NATO allies, as well as "increase the readiness of the forces involved and their interoperability." The Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., participated in this year's exercise along with other active-duty and Air National Guard units. (U.S. Air Force photo released/Tech. Sgt. Steve Lewis)

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