Cope West returns

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Kakaris
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Kakaris

Cope West returns

by Staff Sgt. Matthew Kakaris
13th Fighter Squadron

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jay "Bull" Belanus sits in an F-16 Fighting Falcon under a partial aircraft shelter after flying in support of Cope West 21 at Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base, in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia, June 17, 2021. Through operations like Cope West 21, the United States is deepening cooperation across the Indo-Pacific to confront common threats, protect shared resources, and uphold sovereignty.




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