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Airmen Stay Ready During 'Rainier War'

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Airmen and soldiers came together for a night mission during Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. 

The 62nd Airlift Wing-led exercise was designed to highlight how the wing executes today's global airlift mission, developing readiness to win any fight, any time. 

An airman lies on underneath a military vehicle.
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Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Knarr secures an Army M142 high mobility artillery rocket system inside a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021, during Rainier War, a semi-annual, large readiness exercise.
Photo By: Air Force Master Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes
VIRIN: 211106-F-OT300-0537C

The exercise also included processing and preparing personnel and cargo for a deployment, and conducting specialized fueling operations and other scenarios that test responses. Participants operated in a simulated contested, degraded and operationally limited environment, forcing airmen to consistently adapt to changing conditions and generate creative solutions.

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