ASAN, Guam—Several major military training exercises are planned for this year in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the region from January through June, and the U.S. military assures that all exercise participants will carefully adhere to COVID-19 mitigation measures to protect the civilian and military communities.
“The safety and health of our military and civilian communities is a top priority while we conduct essential military exercises and training in Guam, the CNMI and the region,” said Rear Adm. Benjamin Nicholson, commander of Joint Region Marianas.
These exercises include Sea Dragon, Cope North, Cobra Gold, Carrier Air Wing Strike Fighter Advanced Reediness Program, Naval Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training, and Valiant Shield. During this time,
Exercise Sea Dragon 22, an annual multinational exercise, is the first among the series of planned military exercises to kick off here in Guam, and will feature military elements of the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian
Air Force, Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, and the U.S. Navy. Sea Dragon is a U.S.-led, multilateral training exercise designed to practice and discuss anti-submarine Warfare tactics to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. (PR)