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PACAF to host 2015 PACRIM Airpower Symposium

Military leaders from 20 countries pose for a group photo Sept. 23, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during the 2014 Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium. The symposium is designed to encourage relationship building and sets the stage for interoperability in other events such as exercises, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

Military leaders from 20 countries pose for a group photo during the 2014 Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The 2015 symposium, designed to encourage relationship building, will be held Sept. 21 through 24, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern/Released)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --

U.S. military and its Pacific allies and partners will discuss international cooperation during the annual Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 21 through 24.

The theme, “Sharing Airspace, Saving Lives…Multinational Response in HA/DR,” focuses discussions on improving cooperation and coordination during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crises, developing enlisted leadership and enhancing the coordination of air assets during contingencies, among other topics of mutual concern.

Pacific Air Forces’ Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Dillon will host this year’s Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium.

The Senior Enlisted Leadership Conference, the largest multi-national air force enlisted conference in the Pacific, will be held in conjunction with the PACRIM Airpower Symposium.

First held in 2008, the SEL Conference offers a forum for regional air force senior NCOs to assemble and discuss common topics of interest and issues that affect proper force development and force management of enlisted forces.

Also, discussions will be held on the 2011 U.S. “Women, Peace, and Security” initiative, which promotes women’s participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution, as well as post-conflict relief and recovery, advances peace, national security, economic and social development and international cooperation.

Delegations from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam have been invited to participate.
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