Hafa adai! 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam

The 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam during exercise COPE NORTH.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit discuss aircraft taxi procedures during exercise COPE NORTH at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 26, 2018. COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Lauren Linscott)

The 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam during exercise COPE NORTH.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Williams, 14th Fighter Squadron pilot, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon before flight during exercise COPE NORTH at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 26, 2018. COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Lauren Linscott)

The 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam during exercise COPE NORTH.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Randy Williams, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit shift supervisor, completes paperwork next to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise COPE NORTH at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 27, 2018. COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Lauren Linscott)

The 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam during exercise COPE NORTH.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Doyle Pompa, 35th Operations Group deputy commander, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for flight during exercise COPE NORTH at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 26, 2018. COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Lauren Linscott)

The 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam during exercise COPE NORTH.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Weatherly, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, marks an F-16 Fighting Falcon wheel during exercise COPE NORTH at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 28, 2018. COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Lauren Linscott)

The 14th FS and AMU work out of Guam during exercise COPE NORTH.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Josiah Bachu, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, completes paperwork under an F-16 Fighting Falcon’s wing during exercise COPE NORTH at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 27, 2018. COPE NORTH is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Lauren Linscott)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

Whenever you walk into a restaurant or store on Guam, you'll usually find a "Hafa adai" waiting for you on the other side of the door. For the last two weeks, Andersen Air Force Base and the rest of Guam gave this bright welcome to members of the 35th Fighter Wing in the midst of exercise COPE NORTH 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

The 14th Fighter Squadron and its associated Aircraft Maintenance Unit joined 20 other flying units in this exercise, which focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training. This exercise also consisted of aerial and force employment events designed to increase readiness among allied nations.

Exercise COPE NORTH started Feb. 14 and concluded Mar. 2.