Air Force Base Conducts 32-Plane ‘Elephant Walk’ in Minus-40 Degree Cold

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The 354th Fighter Wing and 168th Wing Air National Guard conducted a readiness exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Dec. 18, 2020. Eielson conducted a runway formation called an "Elephant Walk" demonstrating the rapid mobility of the flying units and Eielson's arctic expertise working in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 F-35A Lightning IIs, 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons and 2 KC-135 Stratotankers took part in this formation. (U.S. Air Force video)

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