‘Bronco’ brigade hosts Singapore army delegation

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Col. Teo Wee Hong (center), chief of staff, 6th Division, Singapore army, inspects the dinning facility during a tour at the 298th Regiment's Multi-Functional Training Unit (MFTU) located at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, on Jan. 21, 2016. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, hosted the six officer delegation at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to discuss preparations for Tiger Balm 16 exercise slated to happen throughout Hawaii this summer.

Col. Teo Wee Hong, chief of staff, 6th Division, Singapore army, inspects the dinning facility during a tour at the 298th Regiment’s MFTU, Bellows Air Force Station, Jan. 21. The 3rd BCT hosted the six officer delegation to discuss preparations for Tiger Balm 16 this summer.

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The “Broncos” of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, hosted a six-member Singapore army delegation at the Mission Training Complex, here, Jan 19-22.

The delegation led by Col. Teo Wee Hong, chief of staff, 6th Division, Singapore army, discussed planning on the upcoming Tiger Balm 16 exercise slated for this summer.

Capt. Matt Potts, assistant operations officer, 3rd BCT, described Tiger Balm 16 as a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Singapore army troops on Oahu and Pohakuloa Training Area located on the island of Hawaii.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Maj. Jason Tucker (right), plans officer (G-5), 25th Infantry Division, discusses with  Col. Teo Wee Hong (left), chief of staff, 6th Division, Singapore army, on the 298th Regiment's Multi-Functional Training Unit (MFTU) facilities located at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, on Jan. 21, 2016. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, hosted the six officer delegation at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to discuss preparations for Tiger Balm 16 exercise slated to happen throughout Hawaii this summer.

 Maj. Jason Tucker (right), plans officer, 25th ID, discusses facilities with Col. Teo Wee Hong (left), chief of staff, 6th Division, Singapore army, Jan. 21.

“Approximately 150 Singapore army infantry, staff and artillery soldiers partner with the 3rd BCT to conduct joint training in order to continue building a robust partnership with our Singapore ally,” Potts said.

Discussions included joint live-fire exercises at PTA and a command post exercise with the Hawaii National Guard at Bellows Air Force Station, he added.

The Singapore army delegation also paid a visit to the Hawaii National Guard, 298th Regiment’s Multi-Functional Training Unit, Regional Training Institute (RTI) facilities, located at Bellows Air Force Station, Jan. 21, to get a personal view on the proposed facilities to be used by some of the Singapore army troops during Tiger Balm 16.

During his inspection tour, Teo thanked Lt. Col. Wesley Tanji, executive officer, and Command Sgt. Maj. Belynn A. Watson, commandant, both of the 298th Regt., RTI Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

After the success of the initial planning conference, a second conference is slated to take place in Singapore in March and a final conference here in April.

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