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Team Kadena: The faces of Cope North

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Olivo, 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Olivo and other members of the 18th Wing are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. Maintenance professionals ensure that aircraft in their care are ready to fly at a moment’s notice so pilots can safely and effectively complete their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaac Baumhoefener, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics specialist, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Baumhoefener enlisted in the Air Force to travel the world and pursue higher education. He is stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and prides himself on his ability to work with advanced avionic equipment at a young age. The 67th AMU is supporting one of the 22 flying units participating in Cope North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victoria Barsness, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons team load member, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Barsness joined the Air Force as a means to start a career and broaden her educational opportunities. She has ambitions to become a commissioned officer and work in the medical career-field. The annual exercise serves as a keystone event promoting security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by enabling forces to hone vital readiness skills critical to maintaining regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

An electronic warfare team, comprised of U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Childress, Capt. Gavin Hagens, Staff Sgt. Michael Herbert, Capt. Michael Williams and Master Sgt. Stephen Watkins from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron are on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. The 961st AACS is a combat-ready E-3 Sentry squadron providing airborne command and control, long-range surveillance, detection, and identification information for commanders in support of U.S. goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luke Story, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Story helped the 909th ARS deliver approximately one million pounds of fuel to more than 150 fighter and bomber aircraft throughout the tri-lateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Aircrew flight equipment service members from the U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force are on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. While each member belongs to a separate service, they all support aircrew from various airframes to aid combat operations. The annual exercise serves as a keystone event promoting security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by enabling forces to hone vital readiness skills critical to maintaining regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tuckett, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Tuckett is responsible for providing essential weather information to aircrew and mission planers before every flight. Members of Kadena Air Base, Japan, are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Olivo, 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in annual Exercise Cope North. Olivo and other members of the 18th Wing are among 2,700 U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Marines who are training alongside approximately 600 combined JASDF and Royal Australian Air Force service members. Maintenance professionals ensure that aircraft in their care are ready to fly at a moment’s notice so pilots can safely and effectively complete their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)