Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) will participate in Exercise Tamiok Strike 2021 from July 26th through August 6th, 2021, at Goldie River Training Depot, Port Moresby, and Igam Barracks, Lae.
This USARPAC-sponsored exercise, which involves approximately 130 U.S. and 150 PNGDF participants, aims to enhance combined interoperability capabilities through training and cultural exchange. This exercise continues to solidify the U.S. and PNGDF partnership and advances security cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Tamiok Strike 2021 provides excellent opportunities for professional and cultural exchanges that strengthen our partnership through shared learning and training. Training commences with expert academic exchanges and professional development workshops that focus on tactical Infantry and Engineer training at the company level and below.
The United States Army Pacific is an Army Service Component Command designated by the Secretary of the Army, it may also serve as a Joint Task Force headquarters. It is the army component unit of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, and its mission is to support the Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command.