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Yokota, Misawa logistics Airmen flex combat transport muscle in support of Tsuiki ATR

All aboard

U.S. Air Force 35th Maintenance Squadron personnel walk to a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, participating in a Tsuiki, Japan, aviation training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. The biennial exercise is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and the Japan Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)

Loading up a Super Herc

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 35th Maintenance and Logistics Readiness Squadrons load cargo on a C-130J Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, in support of a Tsuiki, Japan, aviation training relocation mobility movement at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. The cargo load included five pallets from different groups across the installations for the Keen Sword 2019 exercise, testing the 35th Fighter Wing’s mobility movement response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)

Loading cargo into the belly of a Herc

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron and 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron load cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, in support of a Tsuiki, Japan, aviation training relocation mobility movement at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. Personnel loaded over 15 tons of equipment together on two C-130s participating in the exercise. The palettes were filled with maintenance, operations and mission support equipment to ensure deployed Airmen can achieve their respective duties away from home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)

Loadmaster positions pallets on C-130

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Antonio Parks, a 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for cargo to load onto a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, in support of a Tsuiki, Japan, aviation training relocation mobility movement at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. Loadmasters ensure aircraft, cargo and passengers get transported safely and in a timely manner, perform maintenance checks before and during the flight and prepare rigging inside of the plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)

Push it to the limit

U.S. Air Force 35th Maintenance and Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen push cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, in support of a Tsuiki, Japan, aviation training relocation mobility movement at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. Personnel loaded palettes filled with maintenance, operations and mission support equipment to ensure deployed Airmen can execute their respective duties away from home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, flew to Misawa Air Base to transport Wild Weasel personnel and over 15 tons of equipment in support of an aviation training relocation at Tsuiki, Japan, Nov. 5.

The biennial exercise is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and the Japan Self-Defense Force.