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Combat airpower dominates the skies during Cope North 17

By 36th Wing Public Affairs

USAF Press Release

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Cope North is a long-standing Pacific Air Forces-led exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 1,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets.

Photo: Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15MJ Eagles assigned to the 304th Squadron, Tsuiki Air Base, Japan, sit on the flightline during Exercise Cope North 2017 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 16, 2017. The exercise is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail/Released)