F-16 generation intensifies during ORE phase II

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Miller, the deputy commander of the 35th Operations Group, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for flight during exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 23, 2016. The 35th Fighter Wing’s mission is the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses, which focuses on the neutralization of enemy surface-to-air missile sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Miller, the deputy commander of the 35th Operations Group, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for flight during exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 23, 2016. The 35th Fighter Wing’s mission is the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses, which focuses on the neutralization of enemy surface-to-air missile sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)

F-16 generation intensifies during ORE phase II

by: Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: March 26, 2016

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The incessant wind chill pierced their skin as Misawa pilots and maintainers prepared F-16 Fighting Falcons for takeoff during phase II of operational readiness exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03.

The second phase simulated personnel deploying to Kadena Air Base, Japan, and had them conduct contingency operations as if they were there.

Maintenance Airmen inspected the F-16s for damage, checked their intake and exhaust, serviced tires and ensured all oils were at the appropriate level and consistency. After a mission brief and acquiring the proper equipment, pilots performed pre-flight checks on the aircraft before climbing into the cockpit and taxiing down the runway.

The training provided through this rapid generation of aircraft is vital in ensuring the preparedness and the ability of 35th Fighter Wing Airmen to deploy and fight at a moment's notice.

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