PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A U.S. Navy carrier strike group will join a U.S. Air Force expeditionary wing and Marine Corps units for exercise Valiant Shield 2012, Sept. 11- 19, in the vicinity of Guam.
This is the fourth exercise in the Valiant Shield series conducted by the United States. The first Valiant Shield took place in 2006.
The Valiant Shield series focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces and enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces' ability to detect, locate, track and engage units at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. Throughout this exercise, safety and the environment are top priorities and were significantly considered throughout the planning process.
The following units and commands will take part in Valiant Shield 2012:
Media desiring to cover Valiant Shield 12 prior to exercise commencement should contact U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs at (808) 471-3769.
Coverage of Valiant Shield activities will be available on the U.S. Pacific Fleet website.