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A crew chief assigned to the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, prepares a F-16 Fighting Falcon, piloted by 1st Lt. Dave Takahashi, 13th Fighter Squadron, for takeoff Feb. 4, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th FS are deployed to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North is an annual event that focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and large force employment in an effort to enhance interoperability among forces from the U.S., Japan, Australia, South Korea, Philippines and New Zealand. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot)
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