U.S. Army soldiers, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division infantryman, and New Zealand Defence Force soldiers, 1st New Zealand Brigade, maneuver around a light armored vehicle during Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 13, 2014, outside of Whangamomona, New Zealand. Exercise Kiwi Koru training elements included combat lifesaver training, Law of Armed Conflict scenarios, counter improvised explosive device training and a force-on-force tactical exercise. Approximately 60 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks and 40 Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force trained alongside approximately 600 New Zealand Defense Force soldiers from the 1st New Zealand Brigade. Exercise Kiwi Koru demonstrates the commitment of both the United States and New Zealand to regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14....READ MORE



USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.


Vincent K. Brooks

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