November 2016 - U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 225, and Indonesian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons began exercise Cope West 17 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia. This fighter-focused, bilateral exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and Indonesian Air Force is designed to enhance the readiness of combined interoperability between the two nations.
Both the U.S. F/A-18D Hornets and Indonesian F-16 Fighting Falcons bring unique capabilities affording the associated countries the opportunity to learn and understand each other’s skills, preparing them for real world contingencies and further strengthening their relationship.
U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Aaron Henson Video edited by USA Patriotism!