COPE North 2020 slated for February

U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Adam Engelhart
U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Adam Engelhart

COPE North 2020 slated for February

36th Wing Public Affairs

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The United States, Japan and Australia are scheduled to participate in COPE North 2020 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12-28, 2020.

COPE North is a multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise conducted annually at Andersen AFB, Guam. The exercise focuses on large-force employment and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training to enhance interoperability among U.S., Australian and Japanese forces.

More than 1,300 U.S. Airmen, Marines and Sailors will train alongside approximately 1,200 combined Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force service members during the exercise, utilizing more than 100 aircraft from 21 flying units.

This year marks the iteration of COPE North.

Photo Caption:
Aircraft from the United States, Australia and Japan participating in COPE North 2019 engage in a large show-of-force formation off the coast of Guam, on Mar. 6, 2019. CN19 is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations amongst partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines, and Sailors participated alongside approximately 800 RAAF and JASDF members during the exercise.

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