U.S., Multinational Pilots Participate in Cope Tiger 13, Thailand

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Mathew Leightner, right, and Nathaniel Inwood, prepare a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for a mission during Cope Tiger 13 at Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013. Leightner and Inwood are assigned to the 517th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. More than 300 U.S. service members are participating in Cope Tiger, an annual multilateral aerial exercise designed to improve readiness and cooperation between U.S., Thailand and Singaporean forces. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelly Bollinger performs a calculation aboard a C-17 Globemaster III over Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013, during Cope Tiger 13. Bollinger is a loadmaster assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelly Bollinger readies airdrop cargo aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • U.S. airmen prepare to airdrop a cargo pallet from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013, during Cope Tiger 13. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelly Bollinger performs an in-flight check aboard a C-17 Globemaster III during Cope Tiger 13 over Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot prepares for a mission during Cope Tiger 13 at Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013. The pilot is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot prepares for a mission during Cope Tiger 13 at Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013. The pilot is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey
  • A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II taxis, while a Thai air force C-130 Hercules prepares to land at Udon Thani Thai air force base, Thailand, March 15, 2013, during Cope Tiger 13. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jake Bailey