COPE NORTH 2020 Exercise ongoing

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(Press Release) — The Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs, the Commonwealth Ports Authority, and CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management are informing Commonwealth residents about the active airflow activities of military aircraft within the Mariana Islands Range Complex.

Military flight patterns will be in the vicinity of Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and the Northern Islands beginning this week as part of the COPE NORTH 2020 Exercise.

COPE NORTH is an annual, bilateral exercise designed for multilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief training activities, inclusive of a large-force employment conducted jointly by the Department of Defense and allies to enhance interoperability and mission readiness among multinational partners, such as Australia, Japan and South Korea.

This joint advisory is issued to inform members of the public not to be alarmed of increased military airflow activities associated with the exercise.

Contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 for additional information.

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