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JBLM Airmen and Soldiers test HIRAIN capabilities in Ex Rainier War

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) off a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) off a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

A U.S. Army Soldier rides in a U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) joint operation during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Michael Army Air Field at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

A U.S. Army Soldier rides in a U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) joint operation during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Michael Army Air Field at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

Two U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket Systems (HIMARS) set up to engage a stationary target for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) joint operation during Exercise Rainier War 21B at the Michael Army Air Field at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

Two U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket Systems (HIMARS) set up to engage a stationary target for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) joint operation during Exercise Rainier War 21B at the Michael Army Air Field at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE off a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Michael Army Air Field, Utah, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE off a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Michael Army Air Field, Utah, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Emilia Kaiser, 8th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, flies a C-17 Globemaster III after taking off from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, during Exercise Rainier War 21B Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Emilia Kaiser, 8th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, flies a C-17 Globemaster III after taking off from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, during Exercise Rainier War 21B Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

Two U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and two U.S. Army HUMVEEs sit inside a C-17 Globemaster III for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) joint operation during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

Two U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and two U.S. Army HUMVEEs sit inside a C-17 Globemaster III for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) joint operation during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army HUMVEE onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) off a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh)
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