Exercise WestPac Rumrunner III
U.S Air Force Senior Airman Ryan Takacs, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands by before marshalling an F-15C Eagle during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Oct. 16, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Pacific Air Forces is validating new ways to deploy and maneuver assets in order to operate in contested environments through exercises, engagements and operations like WestPac Rumrunner. The 18th Wing-led exercise represents an evolution in the capabilities of 18th Wing assets to work with joint partners to defend American allies and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)