Team Mildenhall conducts ‘elephant walk’ in conjunction with Exercise High Life

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Team Mildenhall aircraft participated in an “elephant walk” in conjunction with Exercise High Life at Royal Air Force Mildenhall Sept. 13, 2021. An elephant walk is a term used by the U.S. Air Force when multiple aircraft taxi together before takeoff.

Agile Combat Employment exercises ensure the Air Force is ready for any potential threats and contingencies by enabling forces to quickly disperse and continue to deliver air power from alternate locations throughout Europe.

Some of RAF Mildenhall’s KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft spent time at RAF Fairford, for Exercise High Life. The 100th Air Refueling Wing continuously exercises as a way to improve its defense capabilities and ensure its advantage in resiliency by practicing ACE capabilities from multiple locations.