Exercise Valiant Shield 2020

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez

Exercise Valiant Shield 2020

by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez
18th Civil Engineer Group

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Virgel Woodard, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron structural apprentice overlooks the results of a new airfield damage repair technique he partook in during Valiant Shield 2020 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2020. During the exercise, Airmen from the 18th CEG successfully executed the Air Force’s first operational test of modified fiber reinforced polymer matting as a solution for expedient, semi-permanent ADR. While VS is a training exercise held biennially in a real-world environment, the 2020 exercise was scaled down from previous years due to the global COVD-19 pandemic.




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