U.S. Army’s ‘Pacific Pathways’ begins

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Soldiers in front of an Army tent at the National Training Center.

Photos courtesy U.S. Army-Pacific
FORT IRWIN, California — Pacific Pathways begins with 2-1st Inf. Regt., 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th ID. The Lancers began their deployment at the National Training Center.

 

U.S. Army-Pacific
News Release

 
FORT SHAFTER — This week, the U.S. Army embarks on an innovation in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

 
Pacific Pathways employs a single, highly ready unit through a “training pathway,” using a series of already approved, consecutive, bilateral and multilateral exercises and engagements with
foreign militaries.

USARPAC’s Pacific Pathways begins with the 2nd SBCT Lancers, with more than 800 Soldiers deployed for three months  to Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan.

USARPAC’s Pacific Pathways begins with the 2nd SBCT Lancers, with more than 800 Soldiers deployed for three months to Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan.

Instead of multiple single units traveling to an exercise for 10 to 30 days and returning home after a single trip, this innovation concentrates readiness into one deploying unit, reduces redundancies in theater, maximizes cooperative opportunities and places additional Army forces within the Pacific theater for an extended period.

 
During this deployment, more than 800 Soldiers will deploy for three months to three separate exercises: Garuda Shield in Indonesia (Sept. 1-30), Keris Strike in Malaysia (Sept. 13-26) and consolidating on Orient Shield in Japan (Oct. 25-Nov. 6).

 
The three exercises offer realistic training in a variety of climates, terrain and environments.

 
During the one-month gap in exercises, the Soldiers will participate in port operations and expand their cultural knowledge with familiarization and cultural awareness training.

 
Throughout the deployment, Soldiers will have opportunities to conduct numerous training scenarios, including a bilateral live-fire exercise with Strykers, AH-64 Apaches, UH-60 Black Hawks and HH-60 Pave Hawks.

 
The training will also include an air assault, bilateral jungle training, medical first responder training, mounted counter-improvised explosive device training, unmanned aerial surveillance training and port operations.

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