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COPE SOUTH 15 Successfully Ends
February 3, 2015
BAF BASE BANGABANDHU, Bangladesh (Jan. 28, 2015) - Two Bangladesh F-7BG Defenders, a BAF C-130B Hercules, and two U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft prepare to take off during Exercise COPE SOUTH. The U.S. C-130H is assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air base, Japan; the BAF F-7BGs are assigned to 5th Squadron and the BAF C-130B is assigned to 101st Special Flying Unit at BAF Base Bangabandhu. COPE SOUTH is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise conducted in Bangladesh, with a focus on cooperative flight operations, day and night low-level navigation, tactical airdrop, and air-land missions as well as subject-matter expert exchanges in the fields of operations, maintenance and rigging disciplines.

Japanese Forces Train with 1st Recon to Enhance Amphibious Capabilities
February 3, 2015

Cavalry Division from Fort Hood to be Replaced by Rotational Unit to Republic of Korea
February 2, 2015
CAMP CASEY, South Korea (Jan. 27, 2015) - Lt. Col. Ill-sue Lee (left), the Republic of Korea Army Support Group Commander, passes his card to Col. Sean Bernabe, the commander of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, during an operations plan brief.  Bernabe came to Camp Casey, South Korea, as part of a pre-deployment site survey for his unit's upcoming rotation to South Korea.

Australia Gives Philippines Two Naval Landing Craft
February 2, 2015

COPE SOUTH Members Provide Special Delivery to Students
February 2, 2015
SYHLET, Bangladesh (Jan. 28, 2015) - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Taylor Hubstenberger takes a photo with students at Goainghat Primary School during Exercise COPE SOUTH,. COPE SOUTH helps cultivate common bonds, foster goodwill, and improve readiness and compatibility between members of the Bangladesh and U.S. Air Forces.

U.S. Government Assistance Enhances Education in the Philippines
February 2, 2015

Bonhomme Richard Completes Flight Deck Certification
February 2, 2015

Pacific Command Senior Medical Military Delegation Visits the People's Republic of China
February 2, 2015

Japanese Forces Train with US Marines to Enhance Amphibious Capabilities
January 30, 2015
CAMP PENDLETON, California (Jan. 28, 2015) - Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, teach Basic Maneuver Techniques for the Combat Rubber Raiding Craft to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2015 to help develop the Self-Defense Force's understanding of amphibious operations. Exercise Iron Fist 15 is an annual bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese military forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. IF15, currently in its tenth iteration, is scheduled from Jan. 26 to Feb. 27, 2015, in southern California.  150128-M-BL930-511.JPG

Guam to Host Japan and Australia for exercise Cope North '15
January 30, 2015

Battleship Missouri Memorial Celebrates "Mighty Mo's" Double Launch Anniversaries
January 30, 2015

Paratroopers Train with Marines in California
January 30, 2015
BRIDGEPORT, Calif (Jan. 26, 2015) - Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry execute high-altitude mountain mobility operations at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The joint training opportunity is part of U.S. Army Alaska's initiative to enhance partnered high altitude cold regions training. 150126-A-ZZZSC-658

US Soldiers and Marines Attend Finnish Army's Cold Weather Training
January 30, 2015

U.S., China Announce Defense Talks
January 30, 2015

Mustin, John S. McCain Sailors Strengthen Partnerships in Korea through Bilateral Training and Port Visit
January 29, 2015
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Jan. 29, 2015) - Cmdr. Chase Sargeant, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), is greeted by a Republic of Korea naval officer after the ship arrived in Busan for a scheduled port visit. John S. McCain just concluded a series of bilateral training exercise with the Republic of Korea navy in international waters west of the Korean peninsula. The routine exercise focused on reinforcing teamwork and interoperability between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies while giving Sailors the opportunity to sharpen their tactical skills.

U.S. "HUMVEE" Ambulances Acquired by AFP
January 29, 2015

Trilateral Meeting on North Korea: Remarks at Iikura House, Tokyo
January 29, 2015

Cope South Experts Exchange Knowledge, Techniques
January 29, 2015
BAF BASE BANGABANDHU, Bangladesh (Jan. 27, 2015) -  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Nichols (left) speaks with Bangladesh Air Force personnel from the 101st Special Flying Unit about low-cost, low-altitude airdrop bundle rigging inspection procedures during a subject matter expert exchange at Exercise Cope South.  Nichols is an instructor loadmaster assigned to the 374th Operations Support Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan. Cope South is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise conducted in Bangladesh, with a focus on cooperative flight operations, day and night low-level navigation, tactical airdrop, and air-land missions as well as subject-matter expert exchanges in the fields of operations, maintenance and rigging disciplines. Cope South helps cultivate common bonds, foster good will, and improve readiness and compatibility between members of the Bangladesh and U.S. Air Forces.

India, US Advance Strategic Relations
January 29, 2015

U.S. Relations With Malaysia
January 29, 2015