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5th Air Force Joint Bilateral Prime Beef Training at Misawa

Misawa held the week-long joint bilateral training that included members from Misawa, Yokota, Kadena, Navy SeaBees and Japan Air Self Defense Force.

A Japanese military member digs out rubble from a hole while military members watch.

A Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) member digs out rubble from a simulated crater during 5th Air Force Joint Bilateral Prime Beef Training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2021. The crater is used to practice the steps required to repair an airfield after an attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

A U.S. military member crouches in front of a generator while Japanese military members watch.

A U.S. Air Force Airman with the Misawa Civil Engineer Power Production works with Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) members on a water purification system during a 5th Air Force Joint Bilateral Prime Beef Training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2021. The Air Force brought their generator to power the JASDF’s water purification system, having both militaries utilize each other’s strengths to make potable water in the event of a disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

In a rapid airfield damage repair site two military members scrape rumble into a hole.

A U.S. Navy Sailor with the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Public Works Misawa and a U.S. Airman with the Misawa Civil Engineer Heavy Equipment Operator scrape rubble into a simulated crater during 5th Air Force Joint Bilateral Prime Beef Training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2021. Misawa held the week-long joint bilateral training that included members from Misawa, Yokota, Kadena, Navy SeaBees and Japan Air Self Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Military members scrape cement into a hole, from a bag held by a crane.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Civil Engineer Squadrons across Japan fill a simulated crater during a 5th Air Force Joint Bilateral Prime Beef Training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2021. The purpose of the event was to train service members to quickly repair damaged airfields in the event of an emergency in order for aircraft take off and landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --