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PACAF Supports Commando Sling 14-3 in Australia

By Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force and Royal Australia Air Force Airmen will train together in Exercise Commando Sling 14-3, scheduled for Aug. 25 through Sep. 12 at RAAF Base Darwin, RAAF Base Tindal, and Delamere Range in Northern Territory, Australia.

The exercise enables U.S. Air Force units to sharpen combat air skills, improve procedures for sustained operations at a non-U.S. base and promote closer relations between USAF, RSAF and RAAF Airmen.

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing and the District of Columbia Air National Guard's 113th Wing will participate in the exercise.

This is the final of three training iterations as part of CS14 that began in October 2013.

The annual Commando Sling series began in 1990 to provide combined air combat training for USAF and RSAF fighter units. The exercise is normally held in Singapore; however, this is the first time Commando Sling will be held in Australia.

In addition to Commando Sling, the United States, Australia and Singapore participate in the multilateral exercises Talisman Saber, Pitch Black, Cobra Gold and Cope Tiger.
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