Cope Tiger strengthen Indo-Asian-Pacific region relationships

KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE BASE, Thailand -- Republic of Singapore air force Col. Chan Ching Hao (left), Royal Thai air force Group Capt. Supijjarn Thamwatharsaree (center), and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James McFarland pose for a photo during exercise Cope Tiger 17 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 28, 2017. The annual multilateral exercise, which involves a combined total of 76 aircraft and 43 air defense assets, is aimed at improving combined combat readiness and interoperability between the Republic of Singapore air force, Royal Thai air force, and U.S. Air Force, while concurrently enhancing the three nations' military relations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kamaile Chan)