File this under really cool!

When the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds did their flyovers of New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia a few weeks ago, while we didn't get to see them here in Ocean County, we did get some pretty cool photos and videos after the fact.

We're seeing some even cooler behind the scenes photos now, showing just how important our very own Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst was to the whole operation.

Obviously, flying over such a large geographic area takes a lot of fuel, so the 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings and their KC-10 tanker planes were called into action to top up the jets while they were in the air.

Check out some of the photos that the Joint Base shared of the mission:

You can read more about the mission by clicking here for a behind the scenes look from The Aviationist.


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