Exercise Tiger Balm brings together U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SINGAPORE - Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, gives a speech during the opening ceremony of Exercise Tiger Balm 2022 here June 6, 2022. McFarlane spoke about the history of the bilateral exercise between the two countries to showcase their mutual trust, partnership, and interoperability. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Peter Martinez/Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Peter Martinez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Exercise Tiger Balm brings together U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SINGAPORE - Commanders of the U.S. Army and Singaporean Armed Forces inspect the troops during the opening ceremony of Exercise Tiger Balm here June 6, 2022. This joint inspection was conducted by both Singaporean and American military Commanders to demonstrate mutual trust and respect to each other's country.

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Exercise Tiger Balm brings together U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SINGAPORE - 1st Sgt. Bonifacio Castro, First Sergeant of Apache Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, receives a coin and a handshake from Maj. Gen. McFarlane, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Command after the opening ceremony of Exercise Tiger Balm 2022 here June 6, 2022. Commander's coins are given to soldiers that show professionalism and excellence in their tasks. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Peter Martinez/Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Peter Martinez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Exercise Tiger Balm brings together U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SINGAPORE - U.S. Army Soldiers and Singapore Armed Forces service members stand in formation during the opening ceremony of Exercise Tiger Balm 2022 here June 6, 2022. The ceremony finalized by congregating all the participating troops and leaders in attendance. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Peter Martinez/Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Peter Martinez) VIEW ORIGINAL
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SINGAPORE -- Soldiers of the U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) participate in the opening ceremony of Exercise Tiger Balm 2022 in Singapore, 10 a.m. June 6, 2022.

This marked the 41st annual Tiger Balm exercise since its initiation in 1981. This exercise is to show mutual respect, trust and partnership between the U.S. and Singapore.

"We build readiness, strengthen our interoperability between the Singapore and United States Army," said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, deputy commanding general of United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).

"I'm confident that Tiger Balm will continue to grow from strength to strength," SAF Brig. Gen. Andrew Lim Heng Tiew, commander of SAF Training and Doctrine Command.

McFarlane and Andrew Lim both spoke of the struggles that the combined countries overcame and the growth that came out of it from past exercises.

Prior to their respective speeches, both generals inspected the troops and gave their approval of professionalism.

Once the ceremony was completed, all personnel were given an in country brief of Singapore that included music videos that educated US Soldiers about the Singaporean culture and history.

Tiger Balm emphasizes the strong defense relations and interoperability between the U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces.