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A B-1B Lancer from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam flies over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as it transits the Philippine Sea.  The B-1s are deployed in support of U.S, Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. In place since 2004, the CBP missions are conducted by U.S. Air Force bombers such as the B-1, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit in order to provide non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Feet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher) PACAF, US Navy conduct joint interoperability training
A four-member team from the 613th Air Operations Center here, joined the crew of the USS Carl Vinson as it was underway transiting the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility.
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A U.S. Marine F/A-18D Hornet assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, sits on the flightline in preparation for Exercise Cope North 2017 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 8, 2017. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger/Released) Combat airpower dominates the skies during Cope North 17

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Aircraft from the United States, Japanese and Australian air forces fly in formation during exercise Cope North 2017 off the coast of Guam, Feb. 21, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 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. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Richardson) U.S., Japan, Australia fly in Cope North 2017
Aircraft from the United States, Japanese and Australian air forces fly in formation during exercise Cope North 2017 off the coast of Guam, Feb. 21, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region
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Members of the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, participate in an arctic response training exercise at Sixmile Lake at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 15, 2017. The training involved learning oil-spill response techniques on the ice and crisis response methods during arctic conditions. JBER joint force conducts arctic spill response
Oil spills often result in immediate and long-term environmental damage. Members of the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency participated in an annual arctic response training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 13 to 17.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from 94th Fighter Squadron Langley Air Force Base, Va., takes off to perform an aerial demonstration for an estimated 180,000 spectators at the Australian International Airshow, March 2, 2013, at Avalon Airport in Geelong, Australia. The Australian International Airshow 2013 (AIA13) is held biennially, and is one of the largest international trade shows in the Pacific. U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) participation in AIA13 directly supports theater engagement goals and objectives and further enhances relationships with other Pacific nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth) Australian Air Show to feature U.S. military aircraft
The United States military will be represented at the 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport, Victoria, Australia, from Feb. 28 through March 5.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron from Misawa Air Base, Japan, receives an in-flight refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Cope North 2017, Feb. 16, 2017. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keith James) Three Pacific allies join to launch Exercise Cope North 17
U.S., Japanese and Australian military forces launched Exercise Cope North 2017 here Feb. 15.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, waits on the taxi-way Feb. 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The aircraft was part of the group that deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of COPE NORTH 2017, a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Alaska Airmen deploy to support Cope North 17
Multiple U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron took off Feb. 12 to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam in support of exercise COPE NORTH 2017.
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India Special Forces and U.S. Air Force paratroopers descend following a joint U.S. and India Special Forces combined free-fall jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, Feb. 15, 2017. The jump was one of the highlights of the tradeshow that demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promotes the standardization and interoperability of equipment, and displays capabilities critical to the success of current and future military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Mark Lazane)

U.S.-India Special Forces integrate during C-130J jump
Aero India is India's premier aerospace exhibition and airshow, held bi-annually. A highlight of the tradeshow was a joint U.S. and India Special Forces combined free-fall jump from a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island National Guard at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, Feb. 15, 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, takes off from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Tindal, Feb. 14, 2017. Twelve F-22 Raptors and approximately 200 Airmen are at RAAF Base Tindal as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) Initiative under the Force Posture Agreement between the U.S. and Australia. EAC creates the foundation for an enhanced rotational presence of U.S. military personnel in Australia to promote interoperability, build upon our already strong alliance, and reaffirm our commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez) Raptors arrive at RAAF Base Tindal for Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative
The last wave of F-22 Raptors from the 90th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, arrived here Feb. 14 to launch bilateral exercise and training missions with the Royal Australian Air Force and further strengthen the military relationship the two nations share.
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Two U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron (FS) taxi out to the runway during Buddy Wing 17-3 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea (ROK), Feb. 14, 2017. During Buddy Wing 17-3, pilots from the 25th FS and the ROK air force 237th Tactical Control Squadron flew training missions to increase to the two units’ ability to work together in a wartime scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo) U.S., ROK pilots flex capabilities in Buddy Wing
Buddy Wing 17-3 kicked off on Feb. 13, sparking a week of training and the exchange of knowledge between U.S. and Republic of Korea air force pilots.
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