Monday, July 28, 2014

U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks Visits THAAD Unit Deployed at Guam's AAFB Last Month

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Guam  - U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks was on Guam last month where he met with soldiers manning the THAAD unit that was deployed to Guam this past April.

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] was deployed to Guam from Ft. Bliss in Texas in the wake of threats earlier this year from North Korea.

According to captions on photos posted on DVIDS last Friday, Gen Brooks spoke with soldiers of the A4 THAAD about numerous personnel and operational issues during his visit  to Andersen AFB, Guam, on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. 

VIEW more photos of General Brooks visit on the DIVIDS website HERE

Guam leaders have asked for a permanent placement of the missile defense system on island. However U.S. Army Pacific spokesperson in Hawaii, Colonel Michael Donnelly told PNC news last April that  "The position, timing and length of stay of the THAAD is a sensitive matter and a matter of operational security so we do not discuss this in detail. What is important is that the THAAD is deployed to the region as a precautionary measure to strengthen our regional defense, including Guam."

 

[U.S. Army Pacific commander Gen. Vincent Brooks takes a photo with the A4 THAAD during his visit to the unit at Andersen AFB, Guam on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. The A4 THAAD deployed to Guam in April as a part of the 94th AAMDC Task Force Talon Mission. U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office Photos by    Angela Kershner]             

[U.S. Army Pacific commander Gen. Vincent Brooks speaks with soldiers of the A4 THAAD about numerous personnel and operational issues during his visit to the unit at Andersen AFB, Guam, on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. The A4 THAAD deployed to Guam in April as a part of the 94th AAMDC Task Force Talon Mission. U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office Photos by    Angela Kershner]

[U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks meets soldiers with the A4 THAAD Brooks during his visit to the unit at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. The A4 THAAD deployed to Guam in April as a part of the 94th AAMDC Task Force Talon mission. 
U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office Photos by Angela Kershner]


[U.S. Army Pacific commander Gen. Vincent Brooks meets L. Carl Peterson, the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Guam, during his visit to Andersen AFB, Guam on Sunday, Aug. 18U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office Photos by Angela Kershner]

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