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Exercise Valiant Shield 2020
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Group operate heavy machinery to test an agile combat employment compatible airfield damage repair proof of concept during exercise Valiant Shield 2020 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2020. During the exercise, more than 11,000 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen synchronized to train in a real-world environment to demonstrate their readiness to respond to any contingency at a moment’s notice. The 18th CEG played its role in successfully executing the Air Force’s first ADR with modified fiber reinforced polymer matting and channeled up lessons learned to Pacific Air Forces Civil Engineer Readiness to improve the Air Force’s multi-domain combat lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez)

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Photo by: TSgt. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez |  VIRIN: 200922-F-IB792-1647.JPG