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    Interesting article here on the Afghanistan airlift at the end of August. I guess that the C-17s flew into Kabul with enough fuel for their return flights.
    Air Force C-17 pilots burnt out but proud after Afghanistan evacuation (

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    It makes sense, it was necessary to have enough fuel to leave the combat area and recover to a safe airport where to perform a safe refuel.

    Or (now I do not remember if this airplane can do air-to-air reful but I guess it is capable) they were going to Kabul to evacuate personnel and later perform an air-to-air refuel in a safe airspace with a USAF tanker and carry on until the mother base.

    Nobody would go there and remain blocked on the ground for lack of fuel in the tanks