A Japan Air Self Defense Force aircraft maintainer inspects an E2-C aircraft Feb. 5 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam during Cope North 09-1 after a local area mission. JASDF F-2s from the 6th Squadron, Tsuiki Air Base and E-2Cs from the 601st Squadron, Misawa Air Base will join forward deployed USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, B-52 Stratofortress' currently deployed to Andersen from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, and Navy EA-6B from VAQ-136 Carrier Air Wing Five, Atsugi, Japan will participate in this year's exercise with a focus on interoperability.
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