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F-16's refuel during COPE NORTH 17

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  • By Senior Airman Keith James
  • Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and the 14th Fighter Squadron, assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan prepare for in-flight refueling during COPE NORTH, March 2, 2017. The COPE NORTH exercise continues to develop a common operating picture using U.S., Japanese, and Australian airborne and land-based command and control assets, ultimately refining warfighter integration between our militaries.

 

COPE NORTH was previously held in Japan as often as four times a year and was moved to Andersen AFB, Guam, in 1999. The exercise is now held once a year and continues to serve as a keystone event to promote stability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.