Leaving for Agra now. The photos above are of the US forces arriving in Agra three days ago for Cope India 09.
Photo 1: Capt. John Ma, a pilot assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, prepares to land a C-17 Globemaster III at Air Force Station Agra in Uttar Predesh, India after a 10 hours of flight from Kadena Air Base, Japan. Captain Ma and 149 other Airmen are participating in Cope India, a United States and India airlift exercise that provides training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
Photo 2: Staff Sgt. Lucas Compton, a loadmaster assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, unbuckles cargo straps on board a C-17 Globemaster III Oct 15. Sergeant Lucas and 149 other Airmen are in India participating in Cope India.
Photos ©U.S. Air Force photo / Capt. Genieve David