Friday, February 25, 2011

COPE NORTH'11-1 (Part-1)

Japan-US joint exercise Cope North 11-1 multiple appearances

U.S. Air Force and Navy and the Japan Air Self Defense Force to conduct a joint Japan-US combined air exercise COPE NORTH 11-1 Feb. 13 to two U.S. Air Force base in Guam began in ANDERSEN. This training is conducted by 25 bilateral air operations between the two countries to enhance capacity to conduct large-scale training.

Training for the purpose of Japan's defense capabilities to enhance cooperation between the two countries is to provide a place for. Large-scale training conducted by the U.S. Pacific Air Force headquarters and training in 2010 compared with 50% increase in the number of sorties have been carried out., '

This time, Andersen was repeated 11 times in the field to train Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands in the Farralon De Medinilla Range silpoktan dropped 5 times in the Japan Air Self Defense Force conducted the training.

COPE NORTH training first from 27 November 1978 in Japan between December 1 last training was conducted at Misawa base in 2010 and then held February 7 to 19 is planned to be conducted every two times. Since 1978, thousands of trained U.S. Air Force and Japan to maintain readiness has been highly honed his skills.

600 people participated this year in training U.S. forces and 300 people attended Japan.

Also participating in training fighters are as follows.

Misawa base in Japan, 14 combat squadron 35 Fighter Wing F-16CJ Fighting Falcons
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska-based squadron 354 fighter wing 18 hypothetical F-16 C / D Fighting Falcon
Yokota base in Japan 36 374 C-130 Hercules transport squadron
961 Kadena air base in Okinawa, Japan, air traffic control squadron 18 E-3B Sentry)
Japan Atsugi Naval Air Base Wing 5 aircraft carrier squadron VAQ-136 EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare
Japan Atsugi Naval Air Base Wing 5 aircraft carrier early warning squadron VAW-115 E-2C Hawkeye
506 Expeditionary Air Force Base, Guam Andersen air refueling squadron KC-135.

Chitose base squadron 201 F-15J Eagle
Misawa base 601 E-2C Hawkeye squadron
Misawa F-2 fighter squadron base 8

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