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Hill Conducts Massive F-35 Elephant Walk.

Source: Air Force Magazine, Jan. 6, 2020 | By Brian W. Everstine

 

The Air Force’s F-35 operating base on Jan. 6 conducted a massive elephant walk, launching 52 jets in a row.

The Active Duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted the Combat Power Exercise to demonstrate “their ability to employ a large force of F-35As” and test the wing’s readiness for personnel accountability, aircraft generation, ground operations, flight operations, and combat capability, according to a Hill statement. The exercise had been planned for months, the base said.

Launching 52 jets simultaneously shows an improved readiness rate in the fleet, which had been lagging for years. As of October 2019, the Air Force’s F-35A fleet had a ……

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Photo: The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted an F-35A Combat Power Exercise with 52 aircraft at Hill AFB, Utah, Jan. 6, 2020. 388th Fighter Wing photo via Facebook.

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