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Singapore and US armies in Exercise Tiger Balm

The US and Singapore kick off two weeks of bilateral military training exercises in Hawaii.

SINGAPORE: Some 300 personnel are taking part in Exercise Tiger Balm between the Singapore and United States armies in Hawaii. The annual bilateral exercise was flagged off on Tuesday morning (July 15) and focuses on peace support and stability operations.

Colonel Mohamad Fadzully bin Abas who helped co-officiate the opening ceremony, says it is good platform for both armies to exchange best practices. United States Army Pacific Brigadier-General Todd B. McCaffrey said it would improve the US armed forces' interoperability with "one of Asia's most advanced and well trained armies".

The exercises will be held for two weeks until July 27.

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