Australia joins allies for annual military exercises in Guam

Australia joins allies for annual military exercises in Guam

THE Royal Australian Air Force is participating in one of the largest military exercises to be held this year.

Multinational partners conduct the traditional elephant walk at the Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to mark the start of the exercise.

An estimated 2,400 troops train together by sharing data, intelligence, and tactics.

Participating troops include 1,700 U.S. airmen, marines, and sailors training alongside 700 service members from Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and South Korea.

The exercise aims to prepare airmen for mass deployments and apply NATO’s combat employment doctrine.

Joint forces from participating nations are set to fly 1,400 missions from three Pacific Islands in Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands.

The three-week military drill hails itself as the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ largest annual multilateral exercise. The drills started on the 5th of February and will end on the 23rd.

 

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