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U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force military members discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021.

U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force military members discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021. The two-day exercise focused on integration between the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. It consisted of various simulated wartime scenarios, including an aerial resupply by the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bernie Cox, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, discusses mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bernie Cox, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, discusses mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021. The 36th AS conducted an aerial resupply of high velocity container delivery systems, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies in support of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jay Lambert, center left, and Capt. Bernie Cox, center right, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jay Lambert, center left, and Capt. Bernie Cox, center right, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021. The two-day exercise focused on operational integration between the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. The 36th AS supported the exercise by providing aerial resupply to the Marines on the ground so they were able to conduct follow-on operations. . (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron prepares for an air drop mission supporting Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron prepares for an air drop mission supporting Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The two-day exercise, conducted in the Fuji Range training complex, allowed the U.S. Air Force, Marines, Army and Navy to enhance their joint force warfighting capabilities. During the second day of the exercise, the 36th AS conducted a container delivery system air drop, which simulated food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, intended for the Marines on the ground. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, performs pre-flight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.

Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, performs pre-flight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Pacific. It supports combat operations by providing responsive movement of personnel and equipment through aerial delivery and assault airland operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron prepares for an air drop mission supporting Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron prepares for an air drop mission supporting Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The two-day exercise, conducted at Fuji Range training complex, focused on joint service operational integration between the U.S. Air Force, Marines, Army and Navy. The 36th AS supported the exercise by conducting an aerial resupply of container delivery system bundles which simulated food, water, ammunition and medical supplies for the Marines on the ground. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

The sun rises over a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.

The sun rises over a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Pacific. It supports combat operations by providing responsive movement of personnel and equipment through aerial delivery and assault airland operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, checks container delivery systems before loading them onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.

Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, checks container delivery systems before loading them onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The CDS’s, which simulated food, ammunition and medical supplies, were air dropped onto the Fuji Range training complex drop zone in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike. The two-day exercise provided an opportunity for U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy to combine and enhance tactical knowledge sets in a simulated wartime environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Capt. Jay Lambert, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, performs pre-flight checks at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.

Capt. Jay Lambert, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, performs pre-flight checks at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS conducted an aerial resupply of high velocity container delivery systems, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike. The exercise allowed the U.S. Air Force, Marines, Army and Navy to enhance their joint force capabilities in a simulated wartime theater. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Capt. Bernie Cox, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, performs pre-flight checks before conducting an air drop mission in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.
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Capt. Bernie Cox, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, performs pre-flight checks before conducting an air drop mission in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The two-day exercise focused on integration between the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. The 36th AS supported the exercise by delivering container delivery systems, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies to the designated drop zone at Fuji Range training complex. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Staff Sgt. Jay Tuazon, left, and Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, check a container delivery system bundle at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.
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Staff Sgt. Jay Tuazon, left, and Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, check a container delivery system bundle at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS conducted an aerial resupply of high velocity containerized delivery systems, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike. The two-day exercise provided an opportunity for U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy to enhance tactical skill sets in a simulated wartime environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A container delivery system prepares to be air dropped from a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, near Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.
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A container delivery system prepares to be air dropped from a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, near Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS conducted an aerial resupply of high velocity CDS’s, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike. The exercise allowed the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy to enhance their operational capabilities by joint force coordination, on the ground and from the sky. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for the green light to release a container delivery system from a C-130J Super Hercules near Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021.
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Tech. Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for the green light to release a container delivery system from a C-130J Super Hercules near Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The high velocity CDS’s, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies were delivered in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike. The two-day joint exercise involved the U.S. Marines, Air Force, Army and Navy, providing an opportunity to enhance their joint force operational wartime capabilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A pilot side circuit breaker panel lights up on a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021
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A pilot side circuit breaker panel lights up on a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The panel provides circuit protection for the electrically energized components in an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

C-130J Super Hercules pilots assigned to the 36th Airlift Wing fly over the Kanto Plains, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS conducted an aerial resupply of high velocity container delivery systems
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C-130J Super Hercules pilots assigned to the 36th Airlift Wing fly over the Kanto Plains, Japan, Jan. 22, 2021. The 36th AS conducted an aerial resupply of high velocity container delivery systems, simulating food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, in support of Joint Exercise Littoral Strike. The two-day exercise provided an opportunity for the U.S. Marines, Air Force, Army and Navy to familiarize themselves on their respective tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force military members discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021. The two-day exercise focused on integration between the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. It consisted of various simulated wartime scenarios, including an aerial resupply by the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)