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Exercise WestPac Rumrunner – the Second Iteration > U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > 2015

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan — The 18th Wing hosted the second iteration of Exercise WestPac Rumrunner – an exercise designed to train and improve capabilities and joint interoperability using agile combat employment (ACE) concepts – July 31, 2020, at Kadena Air Base.

The exercise allows for the United States Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force to meet up, train, and fight as a cohesive unit all in one day’s time. WestPac Rumrunner enables units and assets currently stationed or TDY in the Western Pacific area of responsibility to train together without the typical demands of a TDY.

“Rumrunner was designed to allow bases and players to meet up and fight without the logistics required for multi-day TDYs,” explained Capt. Kalvin Day, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 senior director. “The idea was to cut down the cost and be able to conduct this training at a moment’s notice … Just meet up for a single fight and then go home or stay for one…

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