US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jesus Ramirez-Alejandre, Crew CHIEF, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron "All Weather" 232 (VMFA-232) performs a preflight checklist as USMC Captain (CPT) Arthur A. Dixon, Pilot, sits in the cockpit of his F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, on the line at Korat AB, Thailand, during Exercise COPE TIGER '02. Cope Tiger is an annual, multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region which promotes closer relations and enables air force units in the region to sharpen air combat skills and practice interoperability with US Forces