The Philippine Army (PA) and other allied nations kicked off the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center (JPMRC) Rotation 23-01 at the Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii on October 20, 2022.
The JPMRC, which will be conducted across the Hawaiian islands, envisions a tough, realistic exercise that tests large-scale combat capabilities in live, virtual, and constructed environments. The exercise will level up the capability of the 91st Brigade Reconnaissance Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team in terms of combined arms operations.
Doctrine writers and researchers will also capture the best practices and operational aspects of the exercise which will help the Army establish its doctrine related to the Combat Readiness Training Area. The Philippine Army’s participation in JPMRC will strengthen its security and defense cooperation with the U.S. and other partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
JPMRC 23-01 will include 350 soldiers from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia as well as observers from seven other nations. They will train side by side with around 6,000 troops from the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division and 8,400 service members from the U.S. joint components.
”We’re not here to focus on our very differences but on our similarities that make us a world-class force able to fight and win the Pacific. This exercise will deepen our partnerships, keep those friendships and be more interoperable,” 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commander Brig Gen. Jeffrey A. VanAntwerp said in his keynote remarks.
By Pvt Adriel M Paglinawan Philippine Army
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