Air Force

December 20, 2013

PACAF commander celebrates Singapore’s 20 years at Luke

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Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

A pair of Royal Singapore air force AH-64 Apache helicopters launch from Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to conduct a Forging Sabre 2013 live-fire mission at the Barry M. Goldwater Range.

The commander of Pacific Air Forces visited Luke Air Force Base Dec. 11 and 12, observing the Republic of Singapore’s exercise Forging Sabre. The exercise and visit also coincided with the Singapore air force’s 20th anniversary at Luke.

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, PACAF commander, met with Maj. Gen. Hoo Cher Mou, chief of the Singapore air force, and participated in a day of celebration. The day started off with an office call at the Wigwam Resort, then a parade at the 425th Fighter Squadron and ended with an anniversary dinner hosted by the Republic of Singapore air force.

“It’s a great honor to be here for this historic event,” Carlisle said to packed house of more than 300 people at a celebration dinner Dec. 11. “This day marks a significant milestone in the relationship between the Air Force and the Republic of Singapore air force.”

A salvo of RSAF-delivered high-explosive bombs score a direct hit on a target placed at the base of a hill on the Goldwater range.

Attendees from the United States also included Heidi Grant, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, and Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz, Air Education and Training Command director of intelligence, operations and nuclear integration. Other representatives from Singapore included Dr. Ng Eng Hen, the country’s minister of defense and Dr. Lim Wee Kiak, a member of the Singapore parliament.

During the parade, Hen inspected the RSAF parade and gave comments, highlighting the continuing benefits the partnership has enjoyed over the last 20 years.

At the end of the parade, Carlisle and Ng unveiled the newly painted tail flashes of the U.S. Air Force and RSAF F-16s, painted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Peace Carvin II, the RSAF F-16 detachment which provides pilots with continuation training in F-16A/B.

Later that night at the anniversary dinner, Carlisle spoke on the partnership that the two countries have enjoyed over the years.

“I’m proud that Peace Carvin II has been a part of RSAF’s transformation, enabling quality for the RSAF for the past 20 years,” Carlisle said. “From bilateral engagements such as Commando Sling, to full-scale multilateral exercises such as Red Flag, the RSAF has been a staunch supporter of




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