US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Chris M. Meinken, Boom Operator, 108th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), prepares to refuel a Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft, as it approaches the extended refueling arm of a USAF KC-135E Stratotanker aircraft, during 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