Singapore Military Eyes Guam as Future Training Hub

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong was in Washington for a state dinner to celebrate their 50-year relationship.

Washington, D.C. – Singapore military could be using Guam as its next training ground.

The White House issued a statement announcing talks that were held between Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong and President Barack Obama last week in which the two leaders discussed the possibility of establishing fighter training on Guam for the Singapore Armed Forces.

The statement says, “The two leaders expressed support to explore new training opportunities for the Singapore Armed Forces in Guam, with an eye toward a potential long-term training detachment for the Republic of Singapore Air Force.”  

In an interview with Singapore media following talks with Washington, Prime Minister Loong said that Guam is geographically closer to Singapore than other nations where they have conducted some of their training.