U.S., RSAF to participate in Commando Sling 15-3
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces
/ Published August 24, 2015
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --
*Note: This press release was updated 9/10/15 to reflect updated and correct information*
U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force personnel will train together during the annual, bilateral exercise Commando Sling 15-3 at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore.
Eight F-16s from the 13th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, will participate in CS15-3 from Aug. 31 through Sep. 19 at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore. This is the third exercise in the Commando Sling series, which began in November 2014.
Commando Sling 15 focuses on enhancing and evaluating tactical coordination of air tactics, techniques and procedures between U.S. and RSAF aviation units, improves procedures for sustained operations at a non-U.S. base, and provides an opportunity to promote closer relations between U.S. and Singaporean service members.
The annual Commando Sling exercise began in 1990 to provide combined air combat training for USAF and RSAF fighter units.
In addition to Commando Sling, the United States and Singapore participate in other multilateral exercises such as Talisman Saber, Pitch Black, Cobra Gold and Cope Tiger.