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Cope North 2019: Allied aeromedical evacuations

Service members with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force stationed out of the 401st Squadron at Komaki Air Base, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, fly to the island of Tinian for an exercise during Cope North 2019 Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) assigned to the 401st Tactical Airlift Squadron, Komaki Air Base, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, participate in an aeromedical evacuation exercise during Cope North 2019, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian Air Force, and Japanese Air Self-Defense Force board a JASDF C-130H for an exercise scenario during Cope North 2019 Feb. 27, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) board a Koku Jieitai C-130H during Cope North 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exit a JASDF C-130H Feb. 27, 2019, at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) exit a Koku Jieitai C-130H at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian Air Force, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force work together to treat simulated injuries on personnel during Cope North 2019, Feb. 27, 2019, at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.  Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) treat simulated injuries during Cope North 2019 at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force transfer simulated injured personnel to a MH-60 helicopter with the U.S. Navy's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 during an exercise for Cope North 2019, Feb. 27, 2019, at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) transfer simulated injured personnel to a U.S. Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 during Cope North 2019 at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force pose for a photo after an aeromedical evacuation exercise during Cope North 2019 Feb. 27, 2019, at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (Courtesy photo)

Service members from the United States, Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) pose for a photo during Cope North 2019 at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (Courtesy photo)

United States service members transfer personnel with simulated injuries onto a C-130J from Yokota Air Base, Japan, during an exercise for Cope North 2019, Feb. 27, 2019, at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. On Feb. 27, service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

United States service members transfer personnel with simulated injuries onto a C-130J Super Hercules, Yokota Air Base, Japan, during Cope North 2019 at Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Medical service members from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force perform simulated emergency medical care and transportation on U.S. Airman 1st Class Kelly Destiny, 36 Mobility Response Squadron Air Transportation apprentice, during an exercise scenario for Cope North 2019, Feb. 27, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. On Feb. 27, service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Medical service members from the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) perform simulated emergency medical care and transportation with U.S. Airman 1st Class Kelly Destiny, 36th Mobility Response Squadron, Air Transportation apprentice, during Cope North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Medical service members from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force perform simulated emergency medical care and transportation on U.S. Airman 1st Class Kelly Destiny, 36 Mobility Response Squadron Air Transportation apprentice, during an exercise scenario for Cope North 2019, Feb. 27, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Medical service members from the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) perform simulated emergency medical care and transportation with U.S. Airman 1st Class Kelly Destiny, 36th Mobility Response Squadron, Air Transportation apprentice, during Cope North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 27, 2019. Service members from the U.S., Royal Australian air force, and Koku Jieitai hone their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)