Deputy Pacific Command greets soldiers at Exercise Shanti Prayas, a photo by GPOI-Global Peace Operations Initiative1 on Flickr.
PANCHKHAL, Nepal (March 26, 2013) -- Lt. Gen. Thomas L. Conant, deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command shakes hands with a Nepalese Soldier during a visit to Shanti Prayas-2 at Birendra Peace Operations Center yesterday.
The multinational partnership exercise is designed to increase the number of capable military troops and formed police units available for United Nations deployments.
The two-week training exercise led by the Nepalese Army is organized by the United Nations, U.S. State Department and the Global Peace Operations Initiative.
Countries with platoons represented in the FTX are: Nepal (2 platoons), Bangladesh, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Jordan (with Kazak squad embedded), Mongolia, Philippines, Rwanda and Paraguay.
A contingent of Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers has joined other military photographers to cover the event.
U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan, Oregon National Guard 115 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.