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One KC-135 and Seven KC-46s line up and take off from McConnell for exercise

One KC-135 Stratotanker and seven KC-46A Pegasus perform an elephant walk July 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s tanker aircrews and maintenance personnel were tested on their ability to rapidly generating multiple sorties during a weather evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

One KC-135 Stratotanker and seven KC-46A Pegasus perform an elephant walk July 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s tanker aircrews and maintenance personnel were tested on their ability to rapidly generating multiple sorties during a weather evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- One KC-135 Stratotanker and seven KC-46A Pegasus perform an elephant walk July 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s tanker aircrews and maintenance personnel were tested on their ability to rapidly generating multiple sorties during a weather evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)