Air Force Photos

Cope North
Staff Sgt. Gary Patterson marshals a forklift into position to off-load cargo during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training event Feb. 15, 2015, at exercise Cope North 15 at Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. The exercise enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between six nations and lays the foundation for regional cooperation expansion during real-world contingencies in the Asia-Pacific Region. Patterson is a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)