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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.