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Travis tankers extend the fight against ISIS

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender crew prepares for a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling; it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender crew prepares for a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling; it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II  departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II  departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornet receives fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornet receives fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II  departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornet departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornet departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot speaks with the crew during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling; it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot speaks with the crew during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling; it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Two U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets depart after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Two U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets depart after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II  receives fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot speaks with the crew during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling; it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
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A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot speaks with the crew during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling; it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II  receives fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornet departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
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A U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornet departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017. The Super Hornet is capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day and night precision strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Coalition tankers continue to support an uptick in weapons employed against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria strongholds, enabling the release of the most ordnance in a four-month stretch since the inception of Operation Inherent Resolve.

As of April 30, U.S. Air Forces Central Command-controlled aircraft have released more than 14,000 weapons in support of OIR in 2017.

Since Jan. 1, coalition tankers have flown more than 3,800 sorties and offloaded 241 million pounds of fuel to a variety of coalition aircraft.

KC-10 Extenders assigned to Travis Air Force Base have served as one of the primary aerial refueling platforms in the fight against ISIS.

Operation Inherent Resolve is the operation to eliminate ISIS and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the international community.