April ImdexThe US Commander of the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) General (GEN) Kenneth S. Wilsbach called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen this morning. During their meeting, Dr Ng and GEN Wilsbach reaffirmed the strong relationship between the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the PACAF, and discussed ongoing efforts to enhance cooperation such as exploration of training opportunities for both the RSAF and PACAF.

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GEN Wilsbach inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence

GEN Wilsbach, who was in Singapore from 12 to 14 April 2023 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defence Force Rear-Admiral Aaron Beng and Chief of Air Force Major-General Kelvin Khong after inspecting a Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence. As part of his visit, GEN Wilsbach visited Paya Lebar Air Base, where he received a brief on the RSAF’s Air Combat Command and viewed a static display of the F-15SG fighter aircraft.

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GEN Wilsbach (second from left) observing an F-15SG static display at Paya Lebar Air Base

GEN Wilsbach’s visit underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and the US. The two defence establishments interact regularly through high-level visits, professional exchanges, cross-attendance of courses and seminars, as well as at numerous bilateral and multilateral exercises. This includes the bilateral Exercise Commando Sling, the multilateral Exercise Cope Tiger, and the Exercise Red Flag series held in the US. These mutually beneficial interactions have enhanced professionalism, strengthened cooperation, and forged strong camaraderie among the personnel of both air forces.

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