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Sovereign Skies: Dominican Republic, U.S. airmen participate in exercise to deter, detect, intercept illegal drug traffic in Caribbean

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 pilot conducts a pre-flight inspection of his aircraft during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 pilot conducts a pre-flight inspection of his aircraft during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 pilot conducts a pre-flight inspection of his aircraft during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force A-29 pilot conducts a pre-flight inspection of his aircraft during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Dominican Republic air force maintenance personnel prepare an A-29 Super Tucano for takeoff during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Dominican Republic air force maintenance personnel prepare an A-29 Super Tucano for takeoff during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Lt. Col. Eric Perlman, a U.S. Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, prepares to ride in the back seat of a Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Lt. Col. Eric Perlman, a U.S. Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, prepares to ride in the back seat of a Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucano as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Three Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucanos prepare for to takeoff as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

Three Dominican Republic air force A-29 Super Tucanos prepare for to takeoff as part of an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force pilot and maintenance crew chief conduct pre-flight checks of an A-29 Super Tucano during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

A Dominican Republic air force pilot and maintenance crew chief conduct pre-flight checks of an A-29 Super Tucano during an exercise to combat illegal drug trafficking over the skies of the Caribbean Dec. 3, 2013. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff/Released)

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