Joint close air support training during Exercise Cope North 20

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, left, identifies the target with JASDF Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, left, identifies the target with JASDF Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, left, identifies the target with JASDF Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Derek Nennstiehl, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, observes close air support fire from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North 20 is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Derek Nennstiehl, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, observes close air support fire from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North 20 is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Derek Nennstiehl, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, observes GPS date from a B-52 Stratofortress, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. The objective of Cope North 20 is to improve combat readiness, develop integrated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, and increase interoperability of U.S. Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, and Koku jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force). (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, left, identifies the target with JASDF Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Aguigui, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, calls in close air support fire from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. The objective of Cope North 20 is to improve combat readiness, develop integrated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, and increase interoperability of U.S. Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, and Koku jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force). (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Aguigui, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, calls in close air support fire from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North 20 is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Aguigui, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, calls in close air support fire from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. The objective of Cope North 20 is to improve combat readiness, develop integrated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, and increase interoperability of U.S. Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, and Koku jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force). (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

(From left to right) Japan Air Self-Defense Force Staff Sgt. Ippei Ejima, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Aguigui, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj Masaaki Mizuno, observe close air support fire from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk, during a joint close air support training scenario at Exercise Cope North 20, Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North 20 is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

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