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U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces service members work together during the Command Post Exercise.

                      

MISSION BRIEF
Exercise KrS 12 is a U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program (TSCP) exercise conducted annually with the Malaysian Armed Forces. This exercise marks the 16th iteration of Keris Strike, and contributes to enhancing U.S. and Malaysian defense readiness and tactical interoperability while strengthening multinational relationships and demonstrating U.S. resolve to support the security interests of friends and allies in the region. The exercise will take place at Ulu Tiram and locations in and around Johor Bahru, Malaysia and runs from September 18-28, 2012.

KrS 12 major components include medical first responder training, counter-IED (C-IED) training, a Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) medical project (also referred to as a Medical Civic Actions Project (MEDCAP)), and a brigade and battalion level staff exercise (STAFFEX) focused on peace support operations training based on UN training standards.

Approximately 100 U.S. military personnel will be participating in the exercise The 9th Mission Support Command, Pacific Army Reserve is the Executive Agent for the exercise. U.S. participating units include: U.S. Army Pacific-Support Unit (Army Reserve), 1984th US Army Hospital (Army Reserve), 807th Medical Deployment Support Command (MDSC) (Army Reserve), 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (Georgia Army National Guard), 56th Theater Intelligence Operations Group (TIOG) (Washington Army National Guard), and 122nd Public Affairs Operations Center (PAOC) (Washington Army National Guard).