U.S., Allies Kick Off Exercise Valiant Shield 2024

June 10, 2024

USNI News

The U.S military, along with allied and partner forces, began exercise Valiant Shield 2024 on Friday on Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and at sea around the Mariana Island Range Complex. The exercise will end on June 18th. Meanwhile, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin is conducting joint amphibious training with the Australian Defence Force, while Chinese ships and a drone have been operating around Japan’s southwest islands.

​VS24 is a multinational, biennial field training exercise focused on interoperability in a multidomain environment, with this year’s iteration being the tenth since it began in 2006. “Exercises such as VS24 allow forces across the Indo-Pacific the opportunity to integrate Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force, and partner nations to train in precise, lethal, and overwhelming multi-axis, multi-domain effects that demonstrate the strength and versatility of the Joint and Combined Force,” stated a Pacific Fleet release.

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