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Exercise Rainier War 2020 provides team-wide training opportunities

A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord flies over the Seattle skyline after completing a low-level formation training exercise in central Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. Flying in a formation of two or more aircrafts in a combat scenario allows for tactical advantage by establishing mutual support and mass of aircraft over an objective area.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord flies over the Seattle skyline after completing a low-level formation training exercise in central Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. Flying in a formation of two or more aircrafts in a combat scenario allows for tactical advantage by establishing mutual support and mass of aircraft over an objective area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Krueger, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020. As part of Exercise Rainier War, many air crews over the course of a week practiced loading and off-loading to identify aspects that may need attention to be better prepared in an active combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Krueger, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020. As part of Exercise Rainier War, many air crews over the course of a week practiced loading and off-loading to identify aspects that may need attention to be better prepared in an active combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Capt. Edmond Duvall, 7th Airlift Squadron pilot, takes off from the McChord Field flight line on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 5, 2020. Exercise Rainier War allowed for training opportunities for pilots to practice flight skills and log flight hours.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Capt. Edmond Duvall, 7th Airlift Squadron pilot, takes off from the McChord Field flight line on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 5, 2020. Exercise Rainier War allowed for training opportunities for pilots to practice flight skills and log flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Senior Airman Connor Smith, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, inspects cargo to make sure it is safely secured on a C-17 Globemaster III before taking off from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 5, 2020. The C-17 Globemaster III can carry up to over 160 thousand pounds of cargo. (US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Senior Airman Connor Smith, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, inspects cargo to make sure it is safely secured on a C-17 Globemaster III before taking off from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 5, 2020. The C-17 Globemaster III can carry up to over 160 thousand pounds of cargo. (US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Col. Erin Staine-Pyne, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, prepares to land a C-17 Globemaster III on the McChord flight line, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020. Training exercises such as Exercise Rainier War, allow opportunities for pilots to practice flight skills and log flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Col. Erin Staine-Pyne, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, prepares to land a C-17 Globemaster III on the McChord flight line, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020. Training exercises such as Exercise Rainier War, allow opportunities for pilots to practice flight skills and log flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Brennick, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, tightens a cargo-securing chain on a C-17 Globemaster III on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020. Exercise Rainier War was an opportunity for several career fields across base to safely practice what they would need to do in the case of an active combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Brennick, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, tightens a cargo-securing chain on a C-17 Globemaster III on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020. Exercise Rainier War was an opportunity for several career fields across base to safely practice what they would need to do in the case of an active combat scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Capt. Edmond Duvall, 7th Airlift Squadron pilot, prepares to aerial refuel a C-17 Globemaster III from a KC-46 Pegasus from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., over Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. The KC-46 Pegasus is the Air Force’s newest refueling aircraft and many pilots are still learning and being certified on how to conduct refueling.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

Capt. Edmond Duvall, 7th Airlift Squadron pilot, prepares to aerial refuel a C-17 Globemaster III from a KC-46 Pegasus from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., over Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. The KC-46 Pegasus is the Air Force’s newest refueling aircraft and many pilots are still learning and being certified on how to conduct refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducts a low-level formation flight training exercise in central Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. Flying in a formation of two or more aircrafts in a combat scenario allows for tactical advantage by establishing mutual support and mass of aircraft over an objective area.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducts a low-level formation flight training exercise in central Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. Flying in a formation of two or more aircrafts in a combat scenario allows for tactical advantage by establishing mutual support and mass of aircraft over an objective area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. --

Exercise Rainier War 2020 was conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. from Aug 3 - 7, 2020. The purpose of Rainier War is to exercise and evaluate the ability to plan, generate, and execute an airlift tasking, to sustain contingency operations, and demonstrate limited elements of full spectrum readiness (FSR) while in a contested and degraded operations (CDO) environment.