CAMP PENDLETON, California --
The Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific will host the annual USPACOM Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) in San Diego July 10-14, 2016. This symposium will bring together senior leaders of allied and partner Marine Corps, naval infantries, and militaries spanning the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with an interest in amphibious operations, with the objective of having a meaningful dialogue on key aspects of maritime/amphibious operations, capability development, crisis response, and interoperability. Currently, 23 countries, including the U.S., are scheduled to participate.
The symposium will consist of academic discussions, a scenario-based Table-Top Exercise (TTX), a sea-basing and amphibious landing demonstration, and group discussions.
Engagements in the Indo-Asia Pacific such as PALS and other exercises result in better training and interoperability with our friends and partners throughout the region; they also pave the way for enhanced regional stability and economic ties beneficial to all.
The PALS feature page on DVIDS will provide imagery daily for use and distribution.
Home page: https://www.marforpac.marines.mil/Exercises/PALS
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Media interested in covering the PALS sea-basing and amphibious landing demonstration on July 13 at Camp Pendleton or conducting interviews with key participants during the symposium should contact I MEF Public Affairs to arrange for access and escort.
I MEF Public Affairs
Maj Staci Reidinger, Deputy PAO, I MEF
Office: (760) 277-7823
For additional symposium information, please contact:
Maj Christopher Logan, MCC Operations Officer, MARFORPAC
Office: (808) 477-8314