"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.