COPE NORTH 18 leadership visits CNMI

by Captain James Moore
Pacific Public Affairs

Personnel from U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) line up to board a JASDF C-130H Hercules during exercise COPE NORTH 2018, Feb. 13. This year's COPE NORTH is an annual Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise with participants from the USAF, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force), and Royal Australian Air Force. COPE NORTH is a model opportunity for expanding engagements with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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