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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Largest Kadena flying exercise successfully completed

Twelve Air Force KC-135 StratotankersKadena Air Base pulled off their most aggressive exercise to date with Forceful Tiger off the coast of Okinawa, April 1.

Forceful Tiger was a large force exercise (LFE) designed to demonstrate the 18th Wing's combat capabilities to defend Okinawa and had more participation from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron than ever before.

"What we accomplished was an integration of all the mission sets at Kadena over an extended period," said Lt. Col. Jack Flynt, the 909th ARS commander. "This is so we could actually exercise multiple different tactics, techniques and procedures we normally don't get to in an LFE scenario."

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