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Global Dexterity Exercise Strengthens Partnerships in Indo-Pacific

Air forces from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom recently teamed up for an exercise in Queensland, Australia.

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During Exercise Global Dexterity, the U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Air Force integrated personnel with the goal of developing multilateral tactical airlift and airdrop capabilities between the three nations. 

Military aircraft fly over blue water during daylight. A shoreline can be seen in the background.
Exercise Global Dexterity
U.S. Air Force loadmasters mission plan alongside their Australian counterparts during Exercise Global Dexterity, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Scherger, Dec. 4, 2023.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 231204-F-GM429-1224Y
An airman sits in the cockpit of a military aircraft.
Exercise Global Dexterity
Air Force Capt. Charles Keller flies a low-level training flight around the skies of Papua New Guinea during Exercise Global Dexterity, Dec. 5, 2023.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 231205-F-GM429-1064Y
A military aircraft flies over a wooded area during daylight.
Exercise Global Dexterity
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flies in a training flight formation during Exercise Global Dexterity 23-24 around the skies of Papua New Guinea, Dec. 6, 2023.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 231205-F-GM429-1657Y

Maintainers from each nation worked together to ensure all aircraft were safe to train and fly daily.

An airman inspects the engine of a military aircraft.
Exercise Global Dexterity
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Goodman inspects the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Global Dexterity 23-2 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Nov. 29, 2023.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 231203-F-GM429-1087Y
An airman kneels on the tarmac in preparation for an aircraft's engine inspection.
Exercise Global Dexterity
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Ray prepares a C-17 Globemaster III engine for an inspection during Exercise Global Dexterity 23-2 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Nov. 29, 2023.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 231203-F-GM429-1105Y
This was the first time the Royal Air Force participated in this exercise working together with American and British members to strengthen military partnerships and demonstrate mission capabilities in wartime, peacetime and humanitarian operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

A military aircraft flies over a wooded area during daylight.
Exercise Global Dexterity
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flies in a training flight formation during Exercise Global Dexterity 23-24 around the skies of Papua New Guinea, Dec. 6, 2023.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 231205-F-GM429-1657Y

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