So, these days, squadrons have to have the side numbers for the first three events of the next day, including the sides for all the alerts turned into the CAG FDC by around 0100 or so, about the time the night check yellow shirts are coming back up from midrats. That way they can set the deck accordingly. Usually the alerts stay the same for the most part, especially the tankers. If take a bird is getting low on phase hours, its a good way to manage specials so you don't get backed up. There's also a TTLR, (turning tanker) on deck for final final; its one of the tankers that recovered on the second to last recovery, it gives the option for more airborne gas.
So now there isn't a good package check until they get airborne and passes gas, once they call in sweet, they are good until they shut down, so the recovery tankers will hot pump hot switch 3 to 4 times before shutting down, usually around the ops shift into nights. The two ARS squadrons swap the primary and secondary tanker lines. Cut checks are only done when the ARS is installed or on R/C's, but the hose is pulled out nightly as part of the daily or the 112 day.