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​An F-16 Fighting Falcon arrives at a hardened shelter after returning from a flight during exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03 at Misawa AB, Japan, March 22, 2016. Air Force photo by SrA. Patrick S. Ciccarone.

​Aircrews and F-16s at Misawa AB, Japan, recently tested their ability to rapidly deploy and set up operations through a training deployment to nearby Kadena Air Base. Maintenance airmen and pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing on March 23 rapidly checked out and launched their aircraft in a simulated contingency operation as part of exercise Beverly Sunrise 16-03, according to a Misawa release. The operational readiness exercise included all squadrons at Misawa, with airmen going through the entire deployment process and packing cargo needed to deploy, according to Misawa.