Misawa fighter pilots and maintenance Airmen double operations during surge

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Rosales, a dedicated crew chief with the 13th Fighter Squadron, taxies an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 16, 2017. The 13th FS flew 36 sorties a day during a three-day surge. Airmen work around the clock to increase mission capabilities to provide worldwide deployable forces while defending Japan with U.S. forward presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Hutto)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Rosales, a dedicated crew chief with the 13th Fighter Squadron, taxies an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 16, 2017. The 13th FS flew 36 sorties a day during a three-day surge. Airmen work around the clock to increase mission capabilities to provide worldwide deployable forces while defending Japan with U.S. forward presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Hutto)

Misawa fighter pilots and maintenance Airmen double operations during surge

by: Staff Reports, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
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published: February 23, 2017

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 13th Fighter Squadron and its maintenance team increased operations during a three-day surge, generating 36 sorties each day, here, Feb. 13-16.

“We increase our operations tempo – doubling it – going from flying two flying periods to four flying periods,” said Lt. Col. David Wray, the 13th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “We’re having maintenance practice real-world tactics of loading and unloading munitions, while we continue our normal operations training.”

Throughout the surge Airmen have been working 12-hour shifts to increase mission capabilities to provide worldwide deployable forces while defending Japan with U.S. forward presence.

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