The CNMI Homeland Security & Emergency Management, along with the Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs and the Commonwealth Ports Authority, jointly issued a public advisory yesterday to inform Commonwealth residents of active military aircraft within the Mariana Islands Range Complex this month.
Flight operations will occur on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and Farallon De Medinilla during the month of February as part of the Cope North 2022 Exercises.
Cope North 2022 is a multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces field training exercise focused on a Combat Air Force large-force employment operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations to demonstrate mission readiness and interoperability between Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force.
This joint public advisory is being issued to inform members of the public not to be alarmed of increased sightings of military aircraft associated with this multinational exercise, to include limited cargo vessel movements into the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota.
All COVID-19 mitigation measures are in place and fully enforced.
Contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at (670) 237-8000 for additional information. (PR)