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Marines Conduct 12-day Airfield Construction Exercise

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Troops from Marine Air Control Squadron 4 and other marine groups have gathered in Okinawa Dec. 4 to participate in a 12-day exercise on airfield construction.

The Voodoo Magic exercise trained marines’ skills in operating without an airfield and taking over an already established airfield, the Defense Department said Friday.

Teams of six to eight marines underwent 72-hour exercises wherein they helped construct a runway for aircraft can refuel.

“In all the prerequisites and everything required of them, MACS-4 accomplished everything,” said Lt. Chris Danforth, air traffic control officer at the U.S. Marine Corps.

The exercise marks MACS-4’s first assessment under the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation.

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