[Photo] 12 KC-10 Extenders and 6 C-17 Globemasters in another impressive “Elephant Walk”

On Nov. 21, 12 KC-10 Extenders and six C-17 Globemasters from the 305th Air Mobility Wing conducted a mass launch exercise as part of a training activity at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

The most evident part of the exercise was the impressive “Elephant Walk”, a nose-to-tail taxi formation that saw all the 18 wide bodies move from the parking slot to the active runway.

305th airmen, aircraft walk the walk

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

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