• Soldiers from the 23rd Singapore Infantry Brigade, 9th Infantry Division,
Singapore army, and the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade
Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stand together in one formation,
symbolizing the integration of the tow companies, during the closing
ceremony of Exercise Tiger Balm 2014, at Schofield Barracks, July 26, 2014.
Tiger Balm 14 is a U.S. Army Pacific and Singapore Army bilateral Theater
Security Cooperation Program event. Through participation in this exercise,
participants strengthen their capabilities in military-to-military
cooperation while focusing on interoperability. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt.
Brian C. Erickson, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Standing together as one

    Soldiers from the 23rd Singapore Infantry Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Singapore army, and the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stand together in one formation, symbolizing the integration of...

  • Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, stands next to the commanding general of the
Singapore's 6th Infantry Division and they salute the each other's national
colors during the national anthem of both countries during the Exercise
Tiger Balm 2014 closing ceremony on Schofield Barracks, July 26, 2014. Tiger
Balm 14 is a U.S. Army Pacific and Singapore Army bilateral Theater Security
Cooperation Program event. Through participation in this exercise,
participants strengthen their capabilities in military-to-military
cooperation while focusing on interoperability. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt.
Brian C. Erickson, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Honoring the nations

    Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, stands next to the commanding general of the Singapore's 6th Infantry Division and they salute the each other's national colors during the national anthem of both countries during the Exercise Tiger Balm 2014 closing...

"Tiger Balm is a visible demonstration of the United States' commitment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region," said Maj. Gen. Gary M. Hara, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific.

Held from July 14 to 26, the brigade-level exercise involved about 300 personnel from the 23rd Singapore Infantry Brigade, 9th Singapore Division, the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and Hawaii Army National Guard's 29th Division.

"This exercise was fantastic, we have learned a lot of stuff from the Soldiers, they were very professional during the exchange," said Capt. Syafiq Utama, 23rd Singapore Infantry Brigade, 9th Division of the Singapore army.

This exercise has helped enhance professional relationships, combat readiness and interoperability between these two armies to meet and demonstrate regional security partnership and resolve.

The relationship between the U.S. and Singaporean militaries continues to be one of mutual respect and holds the promise of continued improvement for years to come.

"Congratulations on a job very well done, all of you have accomplished much in a short period of time and you have directly contributed to the peace and stability throughout the region," said Hara.

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