18th Wing, joint partners execute first WestPac Rumrunner exercise

A maintainer from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares to fuel an F-15 Eagle during Exercise Rumrunner at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, Jan. 10, 2020. Airmen from the 18th Wing operate in a safe and e3nvironmentally conscious manner and adhere to strict standards set by Department of Defense and host-governments at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

With the evolving security environment in the Indo-Pacific and to further support a safe and secure region, the 18th Wing spent months designing WestPac Rumrunner as an exercise to train counter-air capabilities and strengthen joint interoperability. In addition to air tactics and joint interoperability, Airmen were charged with ensuring continuous airpower by using tactics derived from Pacific Air Force’s agile combat employment, or ACE, concept of operations.


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