An 8-ship joint coalition formation flies over Guam during exercise COPE North 20, near Andersen Air Force Base, Feb. 19, 2020. The mass aerial formation showcased unity in the area of responsibility (AOR) with coalition partners through a trilateral, joint formation of aircraft that displays capability to plan and fly together to defeat future threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
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8-Ship Joint Coalition Aerial Formation Showcased during Exercise Cope North 20

An 8-ship joint coalition formation flies over Guam during exercise COPE North 20, near Andersen Air Force Base, Feb. 19, 2020. The mass aerial formation showcased unity in the area of responsibility (AOR) with coalition partners through a trilateral, joint formation of aircraft that displays capability to plan and fly together to defeat future threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, takes flight during Exercise Cope North 20 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14, 2020. Exercise Cope North is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral field training exercise with participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. The primary intent of Cope North is to enhance coordination of combined air tactics, hone techniques and procedures while strengthening security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Curt Beach)
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US, Japan, Australia forces conduct air operations in Cope North 2020

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, takes flight during Exercise Cope North 20 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14, 2020. Exercise Cope North is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral field training exercise with participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, [Read More …]

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.)
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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 [Read More …]

U.S. Navy Aircrewman First Class Jeremy Way, MH-60S Knighthawk aircrew member, fires a 50-caliber machine gun from an MH-60 assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, at a target on Farallon de Medinilla Range during Exercise Cope North 20, 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, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie Lee)
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US, Japan conduct Joint Close Air Support during Cope North 20

U.S. Navy Aircrewman First Class Jeremy Way, MH-60S Knighthawk aircrew member, fires a 50-caliber machine gun from an MH-60 assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, at a target on Farallon de Medinilla Range during Exercise Cope North 20, Feb. 17, 2020. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and around [Read More …]