Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

By Dario Leone
Mar 27 2019
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The “elephant walk,” comprised of 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, a C-17 Globemaster III transport and an E-3 Sentry.

On Mar. 26, 2019 a squadron of USAF aircraft “elephant walked” down Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska, as part of a routine to demonstrate their combat airpower and response abilities.

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

The “elephant walk,” which refers to the close formation of military aircraft before takeoff, comprised of 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, a C-17 Globemaster III transport and an E-3 Sentry.

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
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The routine was part of Polar Force, a two-week exercise that allows squadrons to showcase “their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat airpower,” officials said.

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

The F-22 Raptors are from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group, which are both associated with Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Should a crisis arise in the Pacific region, the aircraft and airmen of the 3rd Wing would be among the first responders.

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
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Video from the exercise shows the aircraft taking off one by one before returning to the airstrip.

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force

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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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