Crew members with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) lift U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Yohan Bae, a pilot with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, into a UH-60J helicopter during a combined search and rescue exercise off the coast of Japan, June 29, 2020. The units participated in a combined search and rescue exercise aimed at improving overall coordination with Western Air Defense Force and air rescue squadrons during real-world search and rescue operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Ricker)
U.S. Marine Corps

Search and Rescue: U.S. and Japanese Forces Work Together

Crew members with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) lift U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Yohan Bae, a pilot with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, into a UH-60J helicopter during a combined search and rescue exercise off the coast of Japan, June 29, 2020. The units participated in a combined search and rescue exercise aimed at improving overall coordination with Western [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)
U.S. Air Force

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.)
U.S. Air Force

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 …]