US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Chris M. Meinken, Boom Operator aboard a USAF KC-135E Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 108th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), mans his position during a refueling mission in support of Exercise COPE TIGER '02. Cope Tiger is an annual, multi-national 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