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Exercise WestPac Rumrunner
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron is peacefully parked on the flightline while the rest of Kadena Air Base slowly awakes for Exercise WestPac Rumrunner, Oct. 16, 2020 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aerial refueling magnifies the reach of military assets and ensures forward-deployed forces in the Indo-Pacific are ready to protect and defend partners, allies and U.S. interests at a moment’s notice. This exercise tested the 18th Wing’s ability to project air power across a vast distance and defend different aircraft performing multiple mission sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)