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Joint Forces Field Training Exercise scheduled for June 5-13 in Saipan, Tinian | News

ByJanice K. Merrill

May 24, 2022

(Press release) — The Commonwealth Office of Military Affairs advises the public of the upcoming Joint Forces Field Training Exercise 2022, scheduled for June 5-13, 2022.

This year’s exercises will take place in Saipan and Tinian. Joint forces participants include the US Navy, US Army, US Marine Corps and US Air Force with 300 personnel expected to be in Tinian and 120 in Saipan.

Saipan training exercise

The USAF will conduct airlift and refueling operations at Saipan International Airport while the US Army’s 1st Special Forces Group will conduct maritime basic training on boats and dive operations in the port of Saipan and the surrounding waters.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center or NSWC Detachment will conduct ground command and control activities with military tactical vehicles, which include four oversized semi-trailers with a simulated 55′ Green High Vehicle Target or HVT aboard a flat -flat system shape.

In coordination with the Department of Public Safety, convoy operations will begin June 5-13, 2022, with DPS escort support while HVTs move on public roads. HVTs are do not real missiles but are replicas of tin sheet models. This exercise activity is limited to the communication test operation.

Members of the public are asked not to be alarmed. HVTs are just simulations acting as opposing forces. This part of the training activities is aimed at refining defense communication capabilities.

Static HVT displays will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to provide members of the public the opportunity to learn about HVT capabilities and NSWC naval technologies in support of the Naval Surface Fleet with integration, test , evaluation and life-cycle engineering support.

For more information on the static display event, please contact the Commonwealth Office of Military Affairs at (670) 483-3278, or email [email protected]

Tinian training exercise

The joint forces training exercises on Tinian will involve maritime operations in the port of Tinian, logistics hub staging activities at the port of San Jose, a refueling operation at the west field of Tinian while systems air cargo delivery events will occur at the North Tinian drop zone.

Joint forces field training exercises in Saipan and Tinian are coordinated in advance with the Commonwealth Office of Military Affairs, Commonwealth Ports Authority, Department of Public Security, other CNMI agencies and the office of the mayor of Tinian. Naval Facilities Pacific Engineering Command and the Joint Mariana Region Regional Environmental Coordinator are coordinating with CNMI for the full application of biosecurity measures on both islands.

Expeditionary training activities focus on maritime and littoral security in the Pacific region. This year’s exercises integrate joint aeronautical, maritime and multi-domain activities in an austere and distributed environment.

For more information on joint field training exercises, please contact the Joint Marianas Region Public Affairs Office at [email protected] or (671) 349-4055.