Keen Sword 17
A loadmaster from the 1st Special Operations Squadron looks out of the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II during Exercise Keen Sword 17 Nov. 7, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. The Indo-Asia-Pacific region holds the majority of the world’s people and trade, and the Japan-U.S. alliance is the bedrock of peace, security and prosperity in this region. Exercises like Keen Sword are a decisive demonstration of the strength of the friendship between our people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey M. Pettis)