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Air Force Boom Operator in Action
SSgt Robert Prince is an in-flight refueling technician, or boom operator. He is currently deployed to the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. He graduated from Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Calif., in 2006 and enlisted in the Air Force that year as a services apprentice, later retraining to be a boom operator. He is married and has two children. Lead: Refueling aircraft allows other aircraft to stay in the air longer. That translates into saving fuel and money, but more importantly, lives. SSGT Robert Prince is a Boom Operator that gets the job done and loves doing it. Soundbite includes SSGT Robert Prince - KC 135 Stratotanker Boom Operator. Produced by SSGT Joseph Orellana.