Airmen from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force huddle up prior to a rapid airfield damage repair exercise Aug. 30, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron and Southwestern Civil Engineering Group conducted the week-long exercise as part of a bilateral partnership-building program, enhancing interoperability and preparedness between the two nations to jointly respond to contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)