U.S. Military to Mobilize 18,000 for Guam War Games

Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:01am

Pacific Daily News reports that “an estimated 18,000 U.S. military service members are scheduled to participate next week in a vast exercise on Guam and around the Marianas to test their readiness on land, at sea, in the air and in cyberspace.”

“Called Valiant Shield, the exercise will involve the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, nine surface ships, three amphibious vessels and more than 180 aircraft, according to the U.S. Pacific Command in a press release.”

“Although the military hasn’t confirmed if the aircraft carrier will dock in Guam, for security reasons, previous exercises have given the USS Ronald Reagan’s thousands of sailors a chance for some recreational time on Guam.”