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18th MUNS conducts largest TARRP exercise in 18 years

An 18th MUNS Airman takes inventory.

Senior Airman Scott Soppe, 18th Munitions Squadron operations technician, takes inventory during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. TARRP is a theater-specific short-notice munitions airlift capability under the U.S. Air Force’s Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) construct, which enables units to deploy rapidly and operate from locations until sustained resupply lines can be established. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th MUNS Airmen operate a forklift

Airmen from the 18th Munitions Squadron operate a forklift during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2021. The 18th MUNS produced 199 pallets of munitions for airlift over three days, and was the largest TARRP exercise in 18 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Two 18th MUNS Airmen build pallets

Airman 1st Class Vaughn Piwowarski-Mason, left, and Airman 1st Class Timothy Marsh, right, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions technicians, prepare straps to be secured on a pallet during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. This training provided Airmen insight into how well prepared they are to execute the mission for demanding real-world taskings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

An 18th MUNS Airman takes notes.

Senior Airman Sierra Arnell, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions operations technician, takes inventory during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. This exercise gave Airmen the opportunity to work with mission partners and validate training, identify shortfalls and improve processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

An 18th MUNS Airman takes inventory.

Senior Airman Sierra Arnell, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions operations technician, takes inventory during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2021. TARRP is a theater-specific short-notice munitions airlift capability under the U.S. Air Force’s Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) construct, which enables units to deploy rapidly and operate from locations until sustained resupply lines can be established. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th MUNS Airman secures straps on a pallet.

Airman 1st Class Vaughn Piwowarski-Mason, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions technician, secures straps on a pallet during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. This exercise gave Airmen the opportunity to work with mission partners and validate training, identify shortfalls and improve processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Two 18th MUNS Airmen build pallets

Airman 1st Class Vaughn Piwowarski-Mason, left, and Airman 1st Class Timothy Marsh, right, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions technicians, prepare straps to be secured on a pallet during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. This training provided Airmen insight into how well prepared they are to execute the mission for demanding real-world taskings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th MUNS Airman operates a forklift.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Brown, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions crew chief, operates a forklift during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. TARRP is a theater-specific short-notice munitions airlift capability under the U.S. Air Force’s Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) construct, which enables units to deploy rapidly and operate from locations until sustained resupply lines can be established. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Two 18th MUNS Airmen build pallets.

Airmen from the 18th Munitions Squadron ensure straps are aligned and tightened on a pallet during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. TARRP is a theater-specific short-notice munitions airlift capability under the U.S. Air Force’s Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) construct, which enables units to deploy rapidly and operate from locations until sustained resupply lines can be established. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th MUNS Airmen build pallets
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Airmen from the 18th Munitions Squadron prepare straps to be secured on a pallet during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The 18th MUNS, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, and 718th Force Support Squadron all played key roles in completing this exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th MUNS Airmen operate a forklift
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Brown, left, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Brennin Schlauderaff, right, 18th MUNS munitions technician, move inventory during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2021. This exercise gave Airmen the opportunity to work with mission partners and validate training, identify shortfalls and improve processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

An explosives sign is displayed.
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An explosives sign is displayed during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2021. The 18th MUNS produced 199 pallets of munitions for airlift over three days, and was the largest TARRP exercise in 18 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Senior Airman Scott Soppe, 18th Munitions Squadron operations technician, takes inventory during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. TARRP is a theater-specific short-notice munitions airlift capability under the U.S. Air Force’s Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) construct, which enables units to deploy rapidly and operate from locations until sustained resupply lines can be established. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)