Elephant Walk – 97 AMW Airmen demonstrate rapid airpower response during severe weather exercise

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Gloemaster IIIs line up for an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in preparation of an emergency weather situation. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)
U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Gloemaster IIIs line up for an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in preparation of an emergency weather situation. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Gloemaster IIIs line up for an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in preparation of an emergency weather situation. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Osteen, 58th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster instructor, prepares pallets for an airdrop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to practice a large-scale evacuation of all aircraft in case of severe weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Osteen, 58th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster instructor, prepares pallets for an airdrop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to practice a large-scale evacuation of all aircraft in case of severe weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III follows another C-17 performing an airdrop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in preparation of an emergency weather situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chase English, 97th Operations Support Squadron combat crew communications prepares an C-17 Globemaster III for a large formation exercise (LFE) at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 2, 2021.The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in preparation of an emergency weather situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Sizelove)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III takes off during a large formation exercise (LFE) at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 2, 2021. Maintainers generated approximately 29 aircraft for the fly-away exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Sizelove)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster IIIs aircraft line up for an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. During the exercise, 29 aircraft were generated by the 97th Maintenance Group. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster IIIs aircraft taxi to the runway at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, May 21, 2020. During the exercise, a total of 12 KC-135s, 12 C-17s and five KC-46s were started and lined up for the elephant walk. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Gloemaster IIIs line up for an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in preparation of an emergency weather situation. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster IIIs line up for an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. Various squadrons from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing participated to help make the severe weather exercise possible. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers taxi for takeoff after an elephant walk at Altus Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, during a large formation exercise, April 2, 2021. The 97th Operations Support Squadron simulated a tornado impact at Altus AFB for a severe weather exercise. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

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