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April 28, 2021

U.S. Army 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade and Philippine Army Conduct Bilateral Training in Nueva Ecija

U.S. soldiers from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) arrived in the Philippines last month to conduct their first-ever partner training rotation with the Philippine Army, with bilateral training events taking place April to June 2021, in strict adherence to Philippine government COVID-19 safety protocols. Engagements will take place primarily at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija.

April 5, 2021

US Army Medical Professionals Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in Saipan

A team of 12 U.S. Army medical professionals began administering COVID-19 Vaccine doses to members of the local community in Saipan, April 3. The team, composed of a medical officer and combat medic specialists assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii traveled to Saipan, April 1. The Soldiers are slated to complete a

Feb. 25, 2021

Office of Defense Cooperation Chief Visits Australia’s Munitions Manufacturing Plant, Highlights Unbreakable U.S.–Australia Alliance

In an important step to strengthen the U.S.-Australia strategic defense relationship, U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Ingleton, the Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation located within the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, observed bilateral cooperation in a munitions manufacturing project at the Benalla Munitions Manufacturing Plant in Victoria February 23.

Feb. 10, 2021

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana held an introductory phone call during which they discussed a number of priority of bilateral defense issues for both countries.

Jan. 29, 2021

United States and India: Major Defense Partners at Aero India 2021

United States participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India. Don Heflin, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, will lead a high-level delegation of U.S. Government officials and defense industry representatives to the event.

Jan. 22, 2021

Army Chief of Staff Discusses Arctic Strategy, Indo-Pacific Presence

The Army recently completed a new Arctic strategy that aims to protect assets in the region as it continues to recalibrate its forces around the world to deter near-peer adversaries.

Jan. 12, 2021

United States and Philippines Commission Zoonotic Disease Laboratory in Tuguegarao

The U.S. Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Animal Industry, and the local Cagayan community, completed the construction and commissioning of a zoonotic disease diagnostic laboratory in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Dec. 15, 2020

Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers Partner in the Pacific

The U.S. Army 322 Civil Affairs Brigade, part of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), is currently partnering with three Soldiers from the Army National Guard to conduct civil-military operations in the Oceania region of the Pacific.

Dec. 8, 2020

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Turns Over Php1.4 Billion in Military Equipment to Strengthen Security Cooperation

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller met with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. and announced the recent transfer of Php1.4 billion ($29.3 million) in defense articles, including sniper and anti-IED equipment, to senior Philippine military officials.

Nov. 24, 2020

U.S. National Security Advisor Reaffirms Alliance, Announces Military Assistance and Typhoon Relief during Philippines Visit

U.S. National Security Advisor (NSA) Robert C. O’Brien met with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr., Secretary of Finance Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez, National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Undersecretary for the Department of National Defense (DND) Cardozo Luna and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan in Manila on November 23.

Nov. 23, 2020

Virtual Conference Addresses Challenges to Indo-Pacific Armies in Urban Environments

Army leaders from 26 nations across five continents virtually joined the 44th Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS XLIV) and the 6th Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum (SELF VI), Nov. 16-17.

Nov. 18, 2020

Philippines and United States Hosts Virtual Land Forces Seminar

The 44th annual Indo-Pacific Army Management Seminar (IPAMS) will take place across the vast Indo-Pacific region November 16-17, 2020. Because of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, this years’ conference is being conducted virtually by over 20 participants.

Oct. 26, 2020

India, U.S. Begin Meetings in New Delhi

The relationship between the world's two largest democracies is among the most consequential of the 21st century, administration officials said in a phone call before the "two-plus-two" meeting between U.S. and Indian officials in New Delhi.

Oct. 7, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Visits Tokyo for Bilateral and Quad Meetings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Tokyo on October 6 for bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

Oct. 6, 2020

United States Hands Over Ambulances to Ministry of National Defense

In a ceremony highlighting growing Lao-U.S. security assistance cooperation, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond handed over nine Ford Everest field ambulances to Deputy Minister of National Defense Major General Aesamay Leuangvanxay on October 1 at the Ministry of National Defense.

Sept. 17, 2020

U.S. Government Boosts City of Manila’s Fight Against COVID-19

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim today visited the Delpan Quarantine Facility in Tondo, Manila, to hand over 5,000 hygiene kits and 16 handwashing stations to Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno in support of the city government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 17, 2020

The U.S. Donates an Additional 400 Ventilators to Support Indonesia in the Fight Against Covid-19

An additional 400 ventilators from the United States have arrived in Indonesia, completing the donation of 1,000 ventilators pledged by President Trump to President Joko Widodo. “This donation complements Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the United States to lead the global response to this

Sept. 11, 2020

Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey joined their Indian counterparts today for a virtual Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

Sept. 9, 2020

U.S. Military Lands C130 on Newly Renovated Angaur Airfield in Palau

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules delivered U.S. Army Pacific (USAPAC) Soldiers onto the newly renovated Angaur Airfield for training exercises in the Republic of Palau, Sept. 5.

Sept. 8, 2020

Security Force Assistance Brigade Soldiers Complete First Mission to Indo-Pacific

Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) Soldiers wrapped up their first mission to the Indo-Pacific region Monday, despite hurdles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 8, 2020

Koa Moana 20 Integrates with Joint U.S. Team to Improve Angaur Airfield

The Engineer Platoon of Task Force (TF) Koa Moana (KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force, integrated with a joint U.S. team for an expansion project at the Angaur Airfield in the state of Angaur, Republic of Palau, Aug. 19-26, 2020.

Aug. 11, 2020

U.S. Embassy Provides Additional Covid-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Prison Headquarters

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller and his team provided essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to Inspector General Prisons Brigadier General AKM Mustafa Kamal Pasha as part of continued U.S. support for Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Aug. 10, 2020

Ambassador Cella Signs Defense Cooperation Agreement with Fiji

Ambassador Joseph Cella and Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yogesh Karan signed the Defense Cooperation Agreement which allows the United States to provide defense and security funding and training opportunities for our Fijian counterparts. The agreement will be utilized immediately with a $1.75 million package of

Aug. 3, 2020

Army Eyes Joint Force Solution, Closer Allies to Win in Indo-Pacific

The Army's chief of staff discussed how to win in great power competition within the Indo-Pacific region after he traveled there to meet with military leaders. Indo-Pacific is currently the U.S. military's highest-priority theater, where near-peer adversaries, China and Russia, have significant influence.

July 29, 2020

U.S., Australian Officials Reaffirm Strong Alliance

The United States and Australia share a deep and enduring bond, forged by common values and decades of shared sacrifice, having fought together in every major conflict since World War I, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.