By Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
/ Published February 09, 2018
The United States and two ally nations in the Indo-Pacific region are scheduled to participate in exercise COPE NORTH 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14 through Mar. 2, 2018.
Exercise COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force.
More than 2,000 U.S. Airmen and Sailors will train alongside approximately 850 combined JASDF and RAAF service members. Additionally, more than 100 aircraft, comprised of 21 flying units from the U.S., Japan and Australia, will participate in CN18.
The exercise will begin with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training and consist of a number of aerial and force employment events designed to increase readiness among the allied nations.