An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Dec. 13, 2013

Naval Special Warfare Group Partners with Palauan Security Forces for Communications Training

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (EXW) Timothy Wilson Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs

Two Sailors from Naval Special Warfare Unit 1 (NSWU -1) concluded a communications familiarization seminar with Palauan security forces in Koror Dec. 11.

The Sailors, home-based in Guam, travelled to Palau aboard the USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) last week as part of a theater security cooperation mission coordinated and facilitated by the U.S. Defense Representative Political-Military Affairs office.

"The Naval Special Warfare Unit is going to provide communications skills and work to understand the methods of the Palauan naval security forces," Capt. Glen Remias, commodore of Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron 3, based out of Saipan. "The main objective will be to focus on the tactics, methods and procedures on how to communicate internally, as well as externally."

The most advantageous aspect of the overall mission, which also included medical training and community relations, according to Remais, was to be purposeful in their partnership with the host country.

"The TSC mission allows us the opportunity to share useful skills sets to increase our bilateral partnerships with the Republic of Palau," he said.

Electronics Technology Specialist 1st Class (IDW/SW) Joshua McMann, a communication technician with NSWU-1 helped facilitate the training and shared best practices with security forces from Palauan police, fire and emergency departments.

"This training serves two distinct purposes. First of all, we are building partnerships with the Palauans within the communication field. Communications are very important in any mission that we do," McMann said. "Secondly, we are learning how our allies operate and how we can effectively work together in the future."

McMann said the benefits of the training include increased capacity for the Palauans to assist in search-and-rescue operations and monitoring commercial fishing.

"Their professionalism is incredible and we seamlessly integrated with them to practice these skills sets," McMann said.

Among the skills sets and techniques covered were communication plans and metrics, frequency ranges and uses, radio familiarization, interagency integration of radio systems, with hands-on training of various radio and communications gear.

"The security forces were very motivated and excited going to the training. It was good mutual training for us and them, said Information Technology Specialist 1st Class (IDW/SW) Timothy Lout, attached to NSWU-1. "We accomplished everything that we wanted to do and it was surprising for me that once we started the training, the class was very open to training and learning with us."

This article was originally published at: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=78254
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Allies Come Together in the Indo-Pacific: Valiant Shield 24
COMPACFLT SEAL
June 5, 2024 - U.S. Indo-Pacific Command joint forces, along with allied and partner forces, are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2024, June 7-18, on Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau,...

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Concludes Tenth Visit to the Indo-Pacific
June 5, 2024 - Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III concluded his tenth official visit to the Indo-Pacific region today...

PALS 24 Concludes Stronger Together
Republic of Korea Marine Corps Commandant Lt. Gen. Kim Kye-Hwan, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. William M. Jurney, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, await the commencement for the closing ceremony of the 10th iteration of the Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, June 5, 2024. PALS brings together experts and leaders from across the Indo-Pacific to foster collaboration among Allied and partner amphibious and maritime forces, sharing knowledge and recent operational insights. This year's symposium hosts senior leaders from 24 participating nations who are committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific, with the objective of strengthening and developing regional relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Benfield)
June 5, 2024 - Lt. Gen. William Jurney, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. Kim Kye-Hwan, Commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, conclude the 10th annual Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium during the...

US Army to Launch High-Altitude Balloons at Laoag Airport for Exercise Salaknib
June 5, 2024 - The U.S. Army Pacific's 1st Multi-Domain Task Force (1MDTF) will conduct training activities at Laoag International Airport in June, which may be visible to the surrounding community...

US, ROK Air Forces conduct live munitions training with B-1B, F-15Ks at Pilsung Range
June 5, 2024 - A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer joined Republic of Korea Air Force F-15Ks Slam Eagles for live munitions and close air support training at the Pilsung Range, Republic of Korea, in an event designed to enhance the...