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SHAW AFB - F-16's from the 77th Fighter Squadron move into an Elephant Walk formation during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Shaw AFB, SC on Jan. 31, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young)
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'Elephant walk' shows rapid response

Posted 2/1/2012   Updated 2/3/2012 Email story   Print story


by 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

2/1/2012 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots with the 77th Fighter Squadron executed an elephant walk during an Operational Readiness Exercise Jan. 31 here.

The elephant walk is  when aircraft taxi down the runway in large numbers representing the ability to generate a large number of aircraft needing to take off rapidly for military response.

The 20th Fighter Wing successfully generated 18 aircraft during the ORE.

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