Married pilots hook up on military refueling mission


Married pilots hook up on military refueling mission – JSOnline

Air Force Capt. Christine McLean pilots a KC-135 tanker, and Navy Lt. Jeff McLean flies an F/A-18 Super Hornet.

After Christine McLean was deployed from England to southwest Asia in May for refueling missions in the skies over Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries, she hoped she might hook up – literally – with her husband, who has been flying combat and support missions from the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier since January.

But it wasn’t until last week, on Jeff McLean’s final and 40th flight on this deployment that he rendezvoused with the air refuelers over Pakistan and was happy to see it was his wife’s plane….

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