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Pacific Angel 23-3 concludes in Brunei

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  • By Airman 1st Class Shelimar Rivera-Rosado
  • Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

Pacific Angel 23-3 Brunei wrapped up at Rimba Air Force Base, Sept.15, after four days of multiple search and rescue and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response training operations.

More than 100 Airmen from across the Pacific Air Forces joined forces with the Royal Brunei Air Force to improve their collective ability to respond effectively to humanitarian crises, disaster situations and search and rescue missions, solidifying their commitment to regional security and collaboration.

"Increasing capacity and readiness alongside the Royal Brunei Air Force solidifies our ability to jointly manage a wide range of contingencies," said Lt. Col. Eric Thorstad, Pacific Angel 23-3 commander. "In Pacific Angel, we have a framework to collaborate and extend a legacy of success in humanitarian aid and disaster relief.


This iteration of Pacific Angel is focused on regional search and rescue and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response capacity-building interoperability with partnering nations.

"Our shared commitment to promote peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region is the foundation of the U.S.-Brunei relationship," said Caryn R. McClelland, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam. "Collaborative exercises such as Pacific Angel 23-3 not only strengthen our humanitarian relief capabilities but also foster meaningful people-to-people ties between our nations."

Pacific Angel 23-3 demonstrated PACAF’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and its allies and partners.

"We have witnessed remarkable success in our collective efforts over the past week," Thorstad said. "PACAF is committed to building ongoing collaboration."