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Twilight wake up call

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  • By Staff Sergeant Alexandre Montes
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
F-16 Aircraft from 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska are parked in the early morning during Cope North 2012 Feb. 15. The 18 AS is here in support of Cope North 2012, flying as the opposing force to the other aircraft participating in the Exercise. Exercise COPE NORTH 2012, a three-week exercise between the U.S. Air Force, the Japan Air Self Defense Force and the Royal Australian Air Force, began Feb. 11 here bringing more than 1,000 service members to the island. The exercise, which will run through Feb. 24, is designed to enhance air operations and serve as a reminder of the three nations are commitment to preserving peace in the Pacific area of responsibility.