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COPE North 2020 slated for February

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.

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


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.

COPE North has integrated air operations for more than 40 years and our network of alliances and partnerships remains the backbone of global security.


Media opportunities include:

CN20 will host media Feb. 18-19, 2020.

Media interested in attending should RSVP by Jan. 30 in order to facilitate base access and flightline photography approval. Media representatives are required to send a completed media credentialing application via email to the 36th Wing Public Affairs at 36wg.pa.mediaoperations@us.af.mil no later than Feb. 5. Non US citizens are also required to submit a foreign visitor questionnaire.

  1. US Citizens - Media Credentials Application Only
  2. Foreign Citizens living on Guam - Media Credentials Application & Foreign Visitor Questionnaire

To view  COPE North photo, videos, and images from 2019, visit: https://www.dvidshub12278.net/feature/COPEnorth2019.

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