JBER airpower demo showcases mission readiness, total force integration
U.S. Air Force aircraft assigned to the 3rd Wing, 176th Wing and 477th Fighter Group participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2020. The large show-of-force demonstrated the wings’ rapid mobility capabilities and response readiness during COVID-19 and also highlighted the ability to generate combat airpower at a moment’s notice to ensure regional stability throughout the North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Indo-Pacific. Aircraft included F-22 Raptors, C-17 Globemaster IIIs, E-3 Sentrys, C-12F Hurons, C-130J Super Herculeses and HH-60G Pave Hawks.