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pilots and flight crew of a KC-10 air tanker from the Sixth Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force base look up at another KC-10 as they prepare to refuel from another KC-10 over California Friday Oct. 5 2001. The KC-10 tankers can transfer up to 340,000 pounds of fuel on a mission. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/ ALAN GRETH)