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Maintaining readiness during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII

An Airman closes a C-130J hatch.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anibel Macrae, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, closes an C-130J Super Hercules aircraft’s hatch at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. Operation Stolen Cerberus is an exercise designed to enhance interoperability and airlift capabilities among allied forces through realistic, joint air operation scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron marshals a C-130J aircraft.

An Airman assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron marshals a C-130J Super Hercules to its spot at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 14, 2020. Airmen and C-130s assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing participated in a bilateral training event with Hellenic armed forces from Sept. 8-20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman gives fuel to a C-130J aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lance Gonzalez, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, gives fuel to a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. Operation Stolen Cerberus is an exercise designed to enhance interoperability and airlift capabilities among allied forces through realistic, joint air operation scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman places a fire extinguisher in front of a C-130J aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Mejias, 86th Maintenance Squadron sheet metal worker, places a fire extinguisher in front of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. Three C-130Js assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing supported the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman places a grounding cord from the aircraft to to the ground.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kameron Ussery, 86th Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental maintainer, connects a grounding cord from the aircraft to the ground at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. Grounding cords stop aircraft from building static electricity and damaging its electrical components during the refueling process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

Airmen push a generator towards an aircraft.

Members of the 86th Maintenance Squadron push a generator towards a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. The exercise is designed to enhance readiness and demonstrate a shared commitment to a peaceful, stable and secure Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman puts on earphones.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kayla Lachhab, 86th Maintenance Squadron plans and scheduler, puts on earphones at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. Earphones protect maintainers’ ears from the loud noises of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman uses a forklift to place an airdrop on an aircraft.

A member of the 435th Contingency Response Squadron uses a forklift to place a high velocity container delivery system on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. HVCDSs have an average weight of 600 pounds with a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman poses for a photo.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cecilia Bak, 435th Contingency Response Squadron aerial porter, right, poses for a photo alongside Senior Airman Felix Puello Polanco, 435th Contingency Response Squadron, far left, and Senior Airman John Houston, left, 435th CRS aerial porters, at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, during Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, Sept. 15, 2020. About 20 Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing provided support to Operation Stolen Cerberus VII, including loadmasters, pilots, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape specialists and aerial porters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

ELEFSIS AIR BASE, Greece -- Airmen and C-130s assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing participated in a bilateral training event with Hellenic armed forces from Sept. 8-20. Operation Stolen Cerberus is an exercise designed to enhance interoperability and airlift capabilities among allied forces through realistic, joint air operation scenarios.