HONOLULU (Apr. 18, 2017) - The 25th Infantry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli receives a Tripler history brief from Tripler Protocol Officer Joel Jenkins. Cavoli was greeted by Tripler Commander, Col. Andrew M. Barr and spent the afternoon learning more about the mission of the historic medical center. The 25th Infantry Division with their Tropic Lightning Soldiers serve as the premier Army response force for the U.S. Pacific Command, and regularly train with other U.S. military branches to practice and maintain joint operations capabilities. The 25th Infantry Division has resumed its traditional role as guardian of the Pacific in recent years with military exchanges with partner states including Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. The exchanges build both capability and trust with regional neighbors. These high operational tempo missions require safe, quality healthcare provided by Tripler Army Medical Center.