6/13/2011 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Three C-130 Hercules and approximately 77 airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, and one C-130 from the Indonesian Air Force will participate in Exercise Cope West 11 on June 20-24 at Halim Air Base, Indonesia.
Exercise Cope West is a bilateral, tactical airlift exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian Air Forces. The exercise is designed to advance interoperability between the U.S. and Indonesian Air Forces; allow for the exchange of techniques related to airlift, air-land and airdrop delivery specific to U.S. and Indonesian aircraft; and promote regional stability through cooperation and unity of purpose. Exercise Cope West enhances combined readiness and interoperability, reinforces the U.S. commitment to the Pacific, and demonstrates U.S. capability to conduct tactical airlift operations in a bilateral environment.
Prior to commencement, correspondents interested in covering Exercise Cope West 2011 should contact 13th Air Force Public Affairs at (808) 449-7985.