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CMS, AS complete drop training

Capt. Frederick Rath, left, and 1st Lt. Aaron Macy, both 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, set up a drop zone marker prior to the start of a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Both pilots go out to the training area prior to the start of the scenario to check the wind speeds to ensure it is safe to drop the bundles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

Four C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron fly in formation towards Mt. Fuji to perform a visual pass of the drop zone during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. The visual pass allows pilots to survey the location of the drop zone prior to dropping eight bundles during the scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron flies away from Mt. Fuji after doing a visual pass of the drop zone during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. The aircraft flew alongside three other Super Hercules as the group dropped eight bundles during the scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron passes by Mt. Fuji after dropping a bundle during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. The four aircraft dropped eight bundles during the containerized delivery system airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

Parachutes open as a bundle floats towards to ground after being released from a C-130J Super Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Eight bundles were dropped as the members from the 36th Airlift Squadron and 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted the mass containerized delivery system airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

Bundles fall to the ground after being released from a C-130J Super Hercules during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Eight bundles were dropped as the members from the 36th Airlift Squadron and 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted the containerized delivery system airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

Members from Camp Fuji and Yokota Air Base work together to ensure a bundle is successfully loaded onto a forklift during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. The personnel loaded the eight bundles and parachutes onto a truck to be taken back to Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

A Marine from Camp Fuji places a bundle onto the back of a truck to be transported back to Yokota Air Base during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. The four C-130J Super Hercules dropped eight bundles during the containerized delivery system airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

CMS, AS complete drop training

Airmen from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight flip over a bundle during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Airmen from the flight maintain and provide aerial equipment used during training exercises and real-world deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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Airmen from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight wrap up parachutes during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Airmen from CMF continuously work with members of the 36th Airlift Squadron to stay current on containerized delivery system airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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1st Lt. Aaron Macy, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, takes wind readings to ensure bundles can be dropped from a C-130J at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Checking the speed of the wind helped the aircrew determine if they could drop bundles and calculate the timing for releasing the bundles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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The sun begins to set in the distance and reddish-orange color consumes Mt. Fuji as four C-130J Super Hercules soar through the skies during golden hour to drop bundles during a training scenario.

Airmen from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight and 36th Airlift Squadron completed joint containerized delivery system airdrop training at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. This training helps members from both squadrons receive hands-on training they will use during potential real-world scenarios.

“The is important for us because we need to practice delivering items via airdrop so we know how to complete this type of mission in a real-world scenario and stay current on our formation flight procedures,” 1st Lt. Aaron Macy, 36 AS C-130J Super Hercules pilot. “They (CMF Airmen) do a lot for us in terms of preparing the pallets for us. Since we don’t have the capability to perform this task, we wouldn’t be able to complete this type of training without them.”

Prior to the CDS airdrop training, CMF Airmen create and set up the pallets along with placing parachutes on each one.

During the event, the 36 AS were able to complete formation flight training as well as drop eight pallets consisting of simulated heavy equipment and CDS bundles. There were also two pilots staged near the drop zone to perform wind readings so the aircrew can safely deliver the bundles to the specified location.

After all of the bundles landed in the drop zone, the CMF Airmen gathered each bundle along with the parachutes to bring back to Yokota.

“We are here to support any mission throughout this region,” Staff Sgt. Jorge Serrano, 374 LRS CMF recovery supervisor. “We prep all of the bundles for training and real-world missions. If people need supplies somewhere we would pack everything into a bundle and the aircrews would deliver it.”

The scenario provided the personnel with important training to increase their skillsets.

“The 36th may not be able to complete this training without us because we provide them with the tools they need to complete their missions,” Serrano said. “Both sections are here to support the base’s mission as we enhance our airdrop capabilities if and when we are called upon to provide humanitarian aid or deliver items to various locations throughout this region.”