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Airmen assigned to Pacific Air Forces bases excavate and refill a crater on the airfield at Gwangju AB, South Korea,  during an airfield damage repair bilateral training scenario on June 1. Air Force photo by SSgt. Chelsea Browning

​USAF civil engineers from bases throughout the Pacific trained with their Republic of Korea counterparts during a five-day exercise at Gwangju AB, South Korea. During Pacific Unity 16, the engineers practiced quickly restoring a damaged airfield after a mock attack left two craters and the runway inoperable, according to an 8th Fighter Wing release. Capt. Trent Bolte, chief of plans and readiness for the 7th Air Force at Osan AB, South Korea, said joint training “in a complex and time sensitive environment is crucial to generating the aircraft flying mission,” according to the release. The airmen also worked on and discussed emergency management, humanitarian assistance, disaster response, general engineering, environmental security, and energy conservation during the exercise, which lasted from May 30 to June 3.