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US, Indo-Pacific Army Leaders to Speak at LANPAC

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US, Indo-Pacific Army Leaders to Speak at LANPAC

Commanders from U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Army Futures Command and the Japanese, South Korean and Australian armies are among the leaders scheduled to speak at the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Hawaii.

An international symposium dedicated to land forces in the Indo-Pacific, the three-day event is May 14–16 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu. It is expected to draw military leaders from more than 26 countries, including at least 15 army chiefs.

11th Airborne Builds Cold-Weather Mettle

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11th Airborne Builds Cold-Weather Mettle

In the two years since it was reactivated, the 11th Airborne Division has become a warfighting division, increasing the Army’s readiness and providing joint deterrence in the Indo-Pacific and Arctic regions, said Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler, the division’s commander.

The division headquarters element “didn’t really exist a year ago,” Eifler said, noting that now it is staffed with the right personnel with the right experience and bolstered by formations of soldiers who have the toughness needed to operate in the region’s challenging environments.

LANPAC Registration is Now Open

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LANPAC Registration is Now Open

Registration is open for the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Hawaii.

An international symposium and exhibition dedicated to land forces in the Indo-Pacific, the three-day event will take place May 14–16 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu. It will feature leaders from the U.S. Army and partner armies in the Indo-Pacific and government and industry representatives.

Flynn Reinforces Army’s Indo-Pacific Role

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Flynn Reinforces Army’s Indo-Pacific Role

More and more partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific are turning to the U.S. as they work to deter China’s “aggressive, irresponsible and insidious” behavior, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific said.

The Chinese are “conducting operations where they are violating the territorial integrity and the national sovereignty” of their neighbors in the region, and those neighbors are turning to their partner the U.S. Army, Gen. Charles Flynn said Oct. 12.

Army Has Key Role in Preventing War in Indo-Pacific

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Gen. Charles Flynn, commanding general of US Army Pacific, speaks at the CMF: Landpower in the Indo-Pacific session at the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. (Carol Guzy for AUSA)
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Army Has Key Role in Preventing War in Indo-Pacific

With an ongoing war in Europe and a new war in the Middle East, it’s more important than ever to keep war in Asia at bay by building the Army’s presence and capabilities in the Indo-Pacific, said Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

By building relationships, forward positions and training areas and conducting regular, campaign-style exercises with partners and allies, the Army is creating enduring operational advantage in the region for the joint force, he said.

George’s Eisenhower Address is Day 2 Highlight

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Registration at AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Tristan Lorei for AUSA)
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George’s Eisenhower Address is Day 2 Highlight

The highlight of Day Two of AUSA 2023 is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Luncheon address by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George, but there also are many events for soldiers and family members.

On-site registration opens at 7 a.m.

Flynn Speaks at Strategic Landpower Dialogue

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Flynn Speaks at Strategic Landpower Dialogue

Gen. Charles Flynn, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, speaks Oct. 12 as part of the Strategic Landpower Dialogue co-hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The Strategic Landpower Dialogue is a public, on-the-record speaker series on security issues. It was launched Sept. 19 with a discussion featuring Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George.

Army Builds Human Connections in Indo-Pacific

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US Soldiers partner with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force during Orient Shield 2023
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Army Builds Human Connections in Indo-Pacific

When it comes to interoperability in the Indo-Pacific among U.S. troops and their partners and allies, the most important element is human interaction, said Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

Spelling out the three factors that lead to effective interoperability—human, technical and procedural—Flynn said that the human aspect “is the most important because that is a prerequisite to the other ones.”