U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Phillip Hopwood, a crew chief assigned to the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, prepares a B-52 for a mission in support of Exercise Cope North, Feb. 9, 2010. The United States Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force conduct Cope North annually to increase combat readiness and interoperability, concentrating on coordination and evaluation of air tactics, techniques and procedures. The ability for both nations to work together increases their preparedness to support real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey)
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