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Just landed: 86 AW arrives for Stolen Cerberus VII

An Airman fastens luggage to a pallet

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charles Workman, 721st Aerial Port Squadron ramp services supervisor, fastens luggage to a pallet at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 8, 2020. The pallet and its cargo will be used in support of Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, an exercise designed to enhance interoperability and airlift capabilities among allied armed forces through realistic joint and air operation scenarios.

An Airman speaks with another Airman.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Butler, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, speaks with Capt. David Tart, 435th Contingency and Response Squadron assistant director of operations, before takeoff for Greece at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 8, 2020. The Airmen are supporting Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, a training exercise held at Elefsis Air Base, Greece between Sept. 8-20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A C-130J rests at Elefsis Air Base, Greece.

An 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules aircraft sits on a ramp at Elefsis Air Base, Greece during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 8, 2020. The exercise involves Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing and the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, both assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The exercise also includes Hellenic air forces and participants from the 57th Rescue Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

Airmen depart a C-130J aircraft.

Operation Stolen Cerberus VII participants depart a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft after landing at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, Sept. 8, 2020. The exercise involves Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing and the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, both assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The exercise also includes Hellenic air forces and participants from the 57th Rescue Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A Greek national checks a pilot's temperature.

A Greek national checks U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Butler, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot's, temperature at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, Sept. 8, 2020. As part of the Air Force’s continued COVID-19 deterrence effort and host nation guidelines, each U.S. participant in the exercise was tested for COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

ELEFSIS AIR BASE, Greece -- Airmen and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will participate in a bilateral training event with the Hellenic air force during Stolen Cerberus VII, a multilateral training mission at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, from Sept. 8-20. Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany, and Airmen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, will also participate. This exercise is designed to enhance interoperability and airlift capabilities among allied armed forces through realistic, joint air operation scenarios. It also enhances readiness and demonstrates our shared commitment to a peaceful, stable and secure Europe.