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Misawa Exercises ACE during Beverly Sunrise 21-08

Fighter jet and Airman waiting on the flight line prior to take off.

35th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon waits to take off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The exercise tested Airmen’s ability to recover and relaunch assets rapidly from a simulated austere location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airmen pulling strings attached to a cover to position tent covering over metal beams.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing set up tents during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2021. These large tents, set up by Multi-Capable Airmen, house service members and partner nations in various contingency environments. Exercise BS 21-08 empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) during expeditionary and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Fighter jet taking off at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise (BS) 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Exercise BS 21-08 empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) during expeditionary and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Airmen watching gauge on fuel truck while refueling aircraft at night.

Airman 1st Class Tyler Racine, 35th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distributions operator, and Senior Airman Carlos Cardenas, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, operate an R-11 Refueler Truck during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2021. The R-11 Refueler’s ability to transport fuel directly to the plane increases combat readiness by allowing maintainers to refuel jets quickly, allowing jets to return to flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airmen work together to lift tent door while setting up tent.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing set up tents during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2021. The Agile Combat Employment concept enables Airmen to operate from locations with little to no support while ensuring Airmen and aircrew maintain the ability to generate combat airpower. Exercise BS 21-08 empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of ACE during expeditionary and wartime operations (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Fighter jets positioned on the flight line prior to taking off.

35th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons positioned on the flight line during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2021. Beverly Sunrise 21-08 tested the combat readiness of Airmen, ensuring the defense and deterrence of adversaries in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Two service members with their back faced to the camera monitoring area for any unauthorized people.

Senior Airman Cameron Ward, 35th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller and Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Jones, 35th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, perform force protection duties during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2021. In contingency operations, defenders provide force protection capabilities, safeguarding valuable assets such as aircraft and service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airmen fasten a wingtip screw while standing on a jet on the flight line.

Senior Airman Trevor Anderson, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) aircraft fuels systems journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Mario Lopez-Lopez, 13th AMU aircraft fuels systems craftsman, fasten a wingtip screw during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Beverly Sunrise 21-08 tested Airmen’s ability to recover and relaunch assets rapidly from a simulated austere location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Service member standing in front of jet on a flight line while it's preparing to take off.

Airman 1st Class Kaylie Sellers, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, waits as maintenance Airmen perform a final inspection prior to launching the F-16 Fighting Falcon during Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Crew chiefs inspect, repair, and maintain aircraft daily to ensure all are mission-ready and safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airman kneeling while assisting fellow Airman in preparing a fighter jet to launch.
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Airman 1st Class Kevin Johnson Jr., 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics apprentice, helps launch a jet during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Throughout the exercise, Airmen sharpened their Multi-Capable Airmen skills like tent set up and assisting in certain aircraft maintenance functions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airmen picking up a training ordnance with the use of heavy machinery on the flight line.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Teegarden, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) weapons load crew chief, guides a training ordnance while Senior Airman Isaiah Patterson, 13th AMU weapons load crew member, operates an MJ-1 lift truck at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The MJ-1 lift truck, also known as a jammer, is a piece of equipment used to load various sizes of ammunition onto an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Fighter jet taking off at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise (BS) 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Exercise BS 21-08 empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) during expeditionary and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Airmen attaching a training ordnance onto an fighter jet on the flight line.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Teegarden, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons (AMU) load crew chief, and Senior Airman Anthony Story, 13th AMU weapons load crew member, load a training ordnance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon in support of Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Weapons loaders usually work in teams of three with the responsibility to ensure safety and provide assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Detailed picture of a hand holding a sword inside a shield with "attack to defend" stated along the bottom on the side of a fighter jet.
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35th Fighter Wing shield detailed on the side of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The 35th Fighter Wing aims to generate combat airpower that suppresses enemy surface-to-air missiles to defend assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Jets on the flight line prior to take off.
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F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron are staged on the flight line prior to takeoff during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The week-long exercise empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) during expeditionary and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Fighter jet taking off at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise (BS) 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Exercise BS 21-08 empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) during expeditionary and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Fighter Jet taking off on the runway.
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35th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Beverly Sunrise 21-08 tested Airmen’s ability to recover and relaunch assets rapidly from a simulated austere location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airman pulling fuel line from a fuel truck that hold around 6000 gallons.
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Airman 1st Class Rico Cheng, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distributions operator, pulls a fuel line from an R-11 Refueler truck during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The R-11 Refueler’s ability to transport fuel directly to the plane increases combat readiness by allowing maintainers to refuel jets quickly, allowing jets to return to flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Pilot sitting in cockpit preparing to take off.
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U.S. Air Force Captain Colton “Spring” Steen, 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares to take off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Beverly Sunrise 21-08 tested the combat readiness of Airmen, ensuring the defense and deterrence of adversaries in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Airmen looking at part on the bottom of a fighter jet.
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Airman 1st Class Dylan Martin and Airman Nickolas Kaltsunis, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics journeymen, programs an electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod for training during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The ECM pod detects and identifies threats in a dense, complex threat environment with accurate parametric measurements. This allows the fighter pilot to have counter capability at a moment’s notice during a fire-fight and deceive radar, sonar, or other detection systems, like infrared or lasers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Service members on the flight line preparing to taxi fighter jets before they launch.
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35th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons wait to take off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The exercise tested Airmen’s ability to recover and relaunch assets rapidly from a simulated austere location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Aircraft at the beginning of runway awaiting to take off.
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U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing prepares to take off during Exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The week-long exercise empowered Airmen to accelerate change by expanding the scope of tasks Airmen can complete in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) during expeditionary and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anwtain Hanks)

Misawa Air Base, Japan --

Exercise Beverly Sunrise (BS) 21-08 was a week-long exercise that allowed Team Misawa to test their Agile Combat Employment (ACE) and Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) in simulated real-world scenarios.

Airmen established two simulated deployed locations, a forward operating base and preformed exercise such as a simulated mass casualty scenario.

Overall Exercise BS 21-08 enhanced the 35th Fighter Wing’s innovation, resilience and combat readiness, preparing a lethal and ready force that can protect the Indo-Pacific region from threats and deter adversaries at a moment’s notice.