Guam – The largest Cope North exercises ever executed are underway in the skies above Guam.
Cope North is a joint exercise between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force aimed at improving co-ordination between the various air forces.
The exercises began on Sunday and will last for about 2 weeks.
[U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Schultze]
The annual excercise bring Japanese and U.S. Air Forces togehther for training and this year they are flying 50% more sorties than last year.
This is the eleventh time the United States and Japan have conducted a Cope North exercise at Andersen.