Camp Pendleton, Calif. --
Camp Pendleton, Calif. – U.S. Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force and members of the Singapore Armed Forces, or SAF, are set to participate in Exercise Valiant Mark 2019 from Apr. 15 – 26, 2019 in Singapore.
Valiant Mark is designed to enhance interoperability, build defense capability, and strengthen military-to-military relationships between the U.S. Marine Corps and Singapore Armed Forces. The exercise will integrate approximately 900 personnel from the SAF and USMC, including U.S. Marine ground forces from 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, and staff to facilitate cooperation across the military communities. Scheduled training includes live-fire and maneuver exercises, fire support team exercises, sniper training, and jungle survival training.
Since the mid-2000s, Valiant Mark has served as an annual command-post staff exercise with field-training events at alternating venues in Singapore and the United States. The training continues to provide unique opportunities for the U.S. Marines to train with their Singaporean counterparts.
For more information, please contact the 1st Marine Division Media Officer, 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-725-1129.