Friday, May 07, 2021

Northern Edge 2021

NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN (May 3, 2021) - A U.S. Marine AH-1Z Super Cobra, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, passes a UH-1Y Venom, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th MEU, on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) in support of Northern Edge 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs.

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