PACAF, Singapore Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

Pacific Air Forces boss Gen. Hawk Carlisle recently met with Singapore air force chief Maj. Gen. Hoo Cher Mou at Luke AFB, Ariz., to commemorate 20 years of partnership between the two services. The event coincided with Singapore’s Exercise Forging Sabre, which also was held at Luke. “We look forward to many more years, many more decades of this kind of friendship and relationship,” Carlisle said. The celebration included a parade at the 425th Fighter Squadron—which operates Luke’s F-16s—and an anniversary dinner hosted by the Singapore air force, states the Dec. 18 release. Following the parade, Carlisle and Hoo unveiled the newly-painted tail flashes of F-16s from both air forces, which pay tribute to the Peace Carvin II, the RSAF F-16 detachment that provides pilots with continuation training. “Twenty years of forging operational excellence for F-16 pilots and engineers, the detachment is a true testament to the close and long standing relationship between the United States Air Force and the Republic of Singapore air force,” said Hoo. (Luke report by SSgt. Luther Mitchell Jr)