C-17 Loaded for Rapid Raptor Exercise

03/12/2014: A C-17 was loaded up with equipment, by airmen on JBER, to set up a mobile F-22 launch site as part of a Rapid Raptor Exercise.

This exercise was used to determine weight restrictions and time limits.

Video by Staff Sgt. Aaron Johnson | Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs 

01.23.2014 

According to PACAF Commander General “Hawk” Cariisle:

The idea is to take four Raptors and deploy them with a C-17 and to rotate across the Pacific to go to the point of need for implementing missions.

This provided both a tool for enhanced survival and an enhanced capability to apply the force associated with a fifth-generation aircraft as well.

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/11/the-re-shaping-of-pacific-defense-an-interview-with-general-hawk-carlisle/


 Credit: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs:1/23/14

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