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Misawa Airmen enhance warfighting lethality in readiness exercise

Take off to the sky

A 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 24, 2019. The intensity of the exercise provided squadron members experience in maintenance preparation during wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)

The 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

The 14th Fighter Squadron displays their samurai mascot on the flightline during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2019. Maintainers from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron generated F-16 Fighting Falcons as part of this annual ORE aimed to enhance the wing’s rapid-deployment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman China M. Shock)

Jet marshalling

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Rojas, a 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons technician, marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2019. Marshalling aids pilots in precision navigation of the aircraft while on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman China M. Shock)

Back to the aircraft maintenance unit

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit walk on the flightline during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2019. The exercise evaluated Misawa’s mission readiness for wartime contingencies by testing their skills to operate while recovering from simulated ground, air and chemical attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman China M. Shock)

On the flightline

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform a pre-flight inspection during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2019. The ORE improved combat readiness across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman China M. Shock)

Ready on the flightline

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit approach an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2019. The ORE assessed the 35th Fighter Wing’s capability to deploy personnel and aircraft in a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman China M. Shock)

The take off

A 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis down the runway during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2019. The ORE tested Airmen’s ability to survive and operate in wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman China M. Shock)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing participated in an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25.
 
The exercise tests Airmen’s ability to survive and operate in wartime contingencies while ensuring the safety and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.