Exercise Valiant Shield 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian McDonald, 18th Civil ​Engineer Squadron​ water and fuels maintenance craftsman, operates a compact tract loader​ during​ exercise Valiant Shield 2020 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2020. This is the eighth exercise in the VS series since 2006. The exercise is held during even years, opposite the U.S. Air Force-led Northern Edge exercise series held during odd years. During VS20, The 18th CEG successfully executed the Air Force’s first operational test of modified fiber reinforced polymer matting for expedient airfield damage repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez)

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