Land Forces: Assuring stability, security in Pacific region
April 9, 2013
HONOLULU (April 9, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Pacific helped jump start the inaugural 2013 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition Tuesday at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in downtown Honolulu.
Land Power in the Pacific, or LANPAC, held April 9-11, brings together representatives from more than 32 countries and highlights the role of land forces in the Asia-Pacific theater during peacetime and war. Key leaders from the U.S. Pacific Command and the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare teamed with U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, to make the event possible.
Some of the panel themes are:
• Information warfare and cyber activities
• Leveraging training with technology
• Partnerships with nongovernmental organizations
• Humanitarian assistance and disaster response
Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of USARPAC, is a key leader for the conference. Wiercinski highlighted the importance of regional alliances, security and peace during his opening remarks.
"The way that the Army is focused in the Pacific [area of responsibility], I feel it every single day. That focus will foster positive engagement peace and security," said Wiercinski.
"The Pacific Ocean does not separate the United States From Asia; it connects us. We are intrinsically linked by our economies, our cultures; by our shared interests and by our shared security challenges. Our strategy is long term, committed and resourced. Together, we are going to continue to build a mantle of success in peace and stability across this critical part of the world," he said.
For a live feed of LANPAC and for more information, visit http://www.ausalanpac.org/index.php