PHOTOS: Six International locations Contribute to Spectacular Elephant Stroll on Guam

Six allies joined in an elephant stroll at Andersen Air Pressure Base, Guam, on July 19, showcasing the worldwide air armada they’re at the moment fielding within the Indo-Pacific. 

The U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan, and France all contributed to the 23-plane formation, which included fighters, bombers, transports, and aerial tankers.  

U.S. Air Pressure plane included:

  • 5 F-35 fighters from the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Pressure Base, Utah
  • One B-52 bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Pressure Base, La.
  • Two KC-135 tankers from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Pressure Base, Wash.
  • Two C-17 transports from the sixtieth Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Pressure Base, Calif.
  • One C-130 from the nineteenth Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Pressure Base, Ark.

Becoming a member of in from the allies have been: 

  • France: 4 Rafale fighters, one A400 Atlas transport plane, and one A330 MRTT from the French Air and House Pressure 
  • United Kingdom: One A400 Atlas from the Royal Air Pressure 
  • Canada: One C-130J and one CC-150T Polaris from the Royal Canadian Air Pressure  
  • Japan: One C-130H from the Japan Air Self-Protection Pressure 
  • Australia: One C-130J from the Royal Australian Air Pressure 

Close by, further B-52s have been parked on the flightline, famous an Air Pressure International Strike Command social media publish. 

The plane are within the area for a number of workouts and oevents, together with Mobility Guardian, Air Mobility Command’s signature train meant to follow the logistics and mobilization crucial for an enormous battle within the Pacific. Mobility Guardian is overlaid in assist for concurrent workouts led by Pacific Air Forces: Northern Edge, usually held solely in Alaska, expanded to different areas of the Pacific this yr; and Cope Thunder, a joint U.S.-Phillipines train.

All informed, PACAF estimates that greater than 15,000 U.S. and Allied forces are at the moment engaged in workouts across the Indo-Pacific. 

The French Air and House Pressure can be holding its personal train, PEGASE 23.

These workouts come amidst a sequence of Bomber Process Pressure rotations in Guam and Japan. involving each B-52s and B-1s.