by SrA Matthew Bruch

Multiple U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III participate in Furious Moose, a large formation exercise, (LFE ) over Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., April 10, 2013. Thirteen C-17s flew during the exercise, which included airdrops, aerial refueling and low-level tactical training. The LFE is a total-force effort with aircrews consisting of active-duty Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing and Reservists from the 315th AW, and is the first such exercise performed since 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


This 12-ship, C-17 Globemaster formation was one of the most impressive displays of air power that I have seen in my four years in the Air Force. Performing formations like this one allows aircrews to accomplish hundreds of training requirements in a matter of hours.