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  • U.S., Indonesian air forces wrap up Cope West 19

    The seventh iteration of Cope West, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving U.S. and Indonesian air forces, concluded with a closing ceremony at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado, Indonesia, June 28. Cope West is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already-established partnerships between U.S. military forces and Indonesian air forces, with the end goal of enhancing both sides’ combat capabilities and unit readiness.
  • President visits troops, North Korea

    For the first time in U.S. presidential history, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, stepped onto North Korean soil, meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-un as part of a two-day visit to the Korean peninsula, June 29-30, 2019.
  • 35th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen ensure F-16 pilots safety

    Six 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) technicians from Misawa Air Base, Japan, forward deployed the mobile aircraft arresting system (MAAS) in support of Cope West 19 at the Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado, Indonesia, June 17, 2019.
  • Cope West Open House joins U.S., Indonesia communities together

    More than 5,000 Indonesian citizens flooded the Sam Ratulangi International Airport flightline during the Cope West 19 open house and interacted with U.S. and Indonesian service members in Manado, Indonesia, June 22.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2: Indo-Pacific ‘one team’ mentality

    Pilots, maintainers, joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and support personnel from the Republic of Korea Air Force, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Thai Air Force train alongside their U.S. and British counterparts during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, from June 6-21.
  • U.S., Australia new C-17 maintenance arrangement enhances readiness, cooperation

    U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force officials implemented a new maintenance arrangement for the C-17 that will improve strategic airlift efficiency and fleet readiness.
  • U.S., Indonesian air forces execute Cope West 19

    U.S. and Indonesian air forces officially began flying operations in support of Cope West 19, following an opening ceremony at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado, Indonesia, June 17.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 comes in for landing

    After two weeks, approximately 2,000 sorties, and more than 1,700 total flying hours, RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 has officially come to a close.
  • Pacific Angel 19-1 to provide humanitarian assistance to fourth iteration in Bangladesh

    The United States will conduct health service outreach events, civil engineering events and subject matter exchanges from June 23-28 in Lalmonirhat District, Bangladesh, as part of Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 2019.
  • Multinational JTACs integrate in RED FLAG-Alaska

    During RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2, U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Joint Terminal Attack Controllers assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron partnered with JTACs from the British Army and the Republic of Korea Air Force. Throughout the exercise they shared tactics, techniques and procedures regarding close air support, enabling them to work together more efficiently in the future if the need arises.
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