WestPac Rumrunner Exercise at Kadena Air Base

An F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron flies during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. WestPac Rumrunner is an 18th Wing-led exercise dedicated to implementing agile combat employment concepts to ensure readiness in order to defend partners, allies and U.S. interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)
An F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron flies during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. WestPac Rumrunner is an 18th Wing-led exercise dedicated to implementing agile combat employment concepts to ensure readiness in order to defend partners, allies and U.S. interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle returns from a sortie during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2020. WestPac Rumrunner is an 18th Wing-led exercise dedicated to implementing agile combat employment concepts to ensure readiness in order to defend partners, allies and U.S. interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)
A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle returns from a sortie during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2020. WestPac Rumrunner is an 18th Wing-led exercise dedicated to implementing agile combat employment concepts to ensure readiness in order to defend partners, allies and U.S. interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. WestPac Rumrunner is an 18th Wing-led exercise dedicated to implementing agile combat employment concepts to ensure readiness in order to defend partners, allies and U.S. interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron flies during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing and its joint partners executed the first WestPac Rumrunner exercise, which focused on counter air capabilities and joint interoperability using agile combat employment concepts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The new training exercise was developed for Team Kadena Airmen to improve lethality and interoperability and further develop operational concepts, ensuring multi-capable Airmen are postured in a position of advantage to generate combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The exercise provided an opportunity for Kadena Airmen to practice a diverse array of capabilities in addition to working alongside joint partners in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron flies during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Westpac Rumrunner is geared toward achieving peace in the Indo-Pacific through strength and employing effective deterrence against adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron flies during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Units from the 18th Wing conduct exercises like WestPac Rumrunner to exercise, train and operate to sharpen lethality in an era of great power competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. WestPac Rumrunner provides 18th Wing assets opportunities to hone critical expeditionary skillsets with joint partners across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Units from the 18th Wing routinely conduct training with regional allies and partners to secure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. WestPac Rumrunner represents an evolution in the capabilities of 18th Wing assets working with joint partners to defend American allies and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Exercises like Rumrunner utilize agile combat employment concepts to ensure forward deployed forces are ready to protect and defend partners, allies and U.S. interests at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Exercise WestPac Rumrunner provides the 18th Wing with opportunities to hone critical expeditionary skillsets with joint partners across the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The exercise provided opportunities to hone critical expeditionary skillsets and increase interoperability in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Four F-15C Eagles from the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2020, during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aerial refueling magnifies the reach of military assets and ensures forward deployed forces in the Indo-Pacific are ready to protect and defend partners, allies and U.S. interests at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

An F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron flies during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. WestPac Rumrunner is an 18th Wing-led exercise dedicated to implementing agile combat employment concepts to ensure readiness in order to defend partners, allies and U.S. interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing and its joint partners executed the first WestPac Rumrunner exercise, which focused on counter air capabilities and joint interoperability using agile combat employment concepts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The new training exercise was developed for Team Kadena Airmen to improve lethality and interoperability and further develop operational concepts, ensuring multi-capable Airmen are postured in a position of advantage to generate combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Seefeldt)

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