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Exercise WestPac Rumrunner
An F-15D Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron receives aerial refueling by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during the third iteration of Exercise WestPac Rumrunner, Oct. 16, 2020 from Kadena Air Base, Japan. The exercise provided opportunities to hone critical expeditionary skillsets and increase interoperability in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Projecting combat air power has its own set of challenges and having the opportunity to practice that capability is crucial in enhancing the 18th Wing’s agile combat employment skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)