Monday, 15 May 2017

Jeanne D’Arc training resumes

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After being put on hold because of a training accident, the multinational exercise, Jeanne D’Arc, resumed on Guam last Saturday.

Guam - An investigation into a failed exercise of a French landing craft last Friday temporarily halted the Jeanne D'Arc multinational training. The accident, the local navy says, impacted the sea floor near Reserve Craft Beach.

CAPT. Jeff Grimes, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff, said in a release, “I am confident that we and our international partners have improved our preparation, instituted additional supervision and put in place sufficient mitigations to ensure we can safely execute the training objectives for the duration of this exercise.”

The Jeanne D’Arc is a French-led exercise designed to strengthen strategic partnerships between Japan, France, the U.K., and the U.S., as well as to enhance readiness to respond to crises in the region. The week-long training exercise will have helicopters and amphibious operations in waters surrounding Guam and Tinian. 

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