Friday, 14 April 2017

Singapore Air Force to train in Northern Marianas

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The republic of Singapore Air Force, in the midst of its first deployment of F-16s to Guam, will be training in the Northern Marianas next week.

Guam - A release from the local navy announced these visiting planes will fly around the airports on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota from Monday through Wednesday during daylight hours.

On the heels of a recent low flyover from a Canadian helicopter in Tumon Bay, military officials are assuring CNMI residents the F-16s will be at least 300 feet above the ground, and will be utilizing established “air corridors” — and add residents of these northern islands should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased military activity during this time next week.

About 100 members of the Singaporean Air Force will be on Guam through mid May.

In a release announcing the deployment, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo said she welcomes the training opportunity for America’s “important ally” in the region, and said Guam offers an alternative to more cumbersome and expensive options to go to the U.S. mainland.

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