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911th Airlift Wing exercises aircraft generation

An Airman assigned to the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspects a C-17 as part of Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6, 2021. Operation Steel Moose ’21 is a pre-deployment exercise designed to test the wartime capabilities of the 911th Airlift Wing.

An Airman assigned to the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspects a C-17 as part of Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6, 2021. Operation Steel Moose ’21 is a pre-deployment exercise designed to test the wartime capabilities of the 911th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Tech. Sgt. Jorge Padron, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, observes and talks to fellow Airmen while inspecting a C-17 Globemaster III engine during Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 911th AMXS prepare aircraft to prove they can provide mission ready aircraft.

Tech. Sgt. Jorge Padron, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, observes and talks to fellow Airmen while inspecting a C-17 Globemaster III engine during Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 911th AMXS prepare aircraft to prove they can provide mission ready aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

An Airman assigned to the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maneuvers a maintenance stand to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III engine during Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 911th AMXS prepare aircraft to prove they can provide mission ready aircraft.

An Airman assigned to the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maneuvers a maintenance stand to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III engine during Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 911th AMXS prepare aircraft to prove they can provide mission ready aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing line up on the flight line as they prepare to takeoff as part of Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. Operation Steel Moose ’21 is a readiness exercise testing the capabilities of the 911th Airlift Wing.

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing line up on the flight line as they prepare to takeoff as part of Operation Steel Moose ’21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. Operation Steel Moose ’21 is a readiness exercise testing the capabilities of the 911th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. --

Airmen assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing generate four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft as part of Operation Steel Moose '21 at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station.