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Cope Taufan 16

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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th Fighter Squadron, taxi during exercise Cope Taufan 2016, at Pangkalan Udara Butterworth Air Base, Malaysia, July 28, 2016. The F-16s are from Misawa Air Base, Japan, and F/A -18s are from Butterworth Air Base are participating in CT 16. CT 16 is a PACAF-led exercise that reinforces U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation goals for the Southeast Asia region and demonstrates U.S. capability to project forces strategically in a combined, joint environment.  More than 450 Airmen are participating, as well as four U.S. Air Force airframes.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Araceli Alarcon) Cope Taufan 16, enhances U.S, Malaysia interoperability
A closing ceremony for Cope Taufan 16 was held at Butterworth Air Base, Malaysia on July 29, 2016. Cope Taufan 16 provided an excellent opportunity to improve combined readiness and interoperability between the U.S. and Malaysia. This large force employment exercise included operations in air superiority, airborne command and control, close air support, interdiction, air refueling and tactical airlift and air drop.
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