Cope North Takeoffs • Anderson Air Force BaseJapan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 assigned to 304th Squadron take-off together and U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron take off in rapid succession during Exercise Cope North 19. 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.

Video by Sgt. Jacob Colvin Media Center – Japan

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