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ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The Air Force Civil Engineering communities' premier expeditionary training program - Silver Flag - moved to Northwest Field on Guam after Brig. Gen. Steven Garland, 36th Wing commander, officiated a stand-down ceremony for the detachment charged with running the exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan on Feb. 21.

Silver Flag, previously known as "Commando Prime," was originally established in 1985 and located at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The program moved to Kadena in 1989 and concluded their final Silver Flag on Okinawa in May 2013.

Members of Kadena's 554th Red Horse Squadron, Detachment 1, which operated Silver Flag at Kadena, will now be assigned to their parent unit, the 554th RHS operating from Northwest Field, where the squadron has worked since being assigned to Guam in 2006. The squadron is building the $251 million Pacific Air Forces Pacific Regional Training Center, which hosts the 736th Security Forces Squadron's Commando Warrior combat support training program, and now Silver Flag.

Silver Flag is an Air Force civil engineering exercise held at several locations across the globe. The expeditionary training is designed to setup operations at bare-base locations and features beddown planning, base recovery, command and control and airfield recovery. Silver Flag also teaches a variety of specialty training, to include crane operations, setup of aircraft arresting barriers and lighting, generator installation and maintenance and fire rescue technician training for more than 1,200 Airmen each year, according to 554th RHS planners.

"There are a few Silver Flag locations around the world, but what makes this Silver Flag site different is our ability to shape the future in the Pacific region," said Capt. Brian Lassiter, 554th RHS Engineering Flight commander. "While principally a training requirement for USAF Airmen, Silver Flag has also instructed engineers from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and branched out forming relationships with several other Pacific region partner air forces such as the Republic of Korea Air Forces, the Republic of Singapore Air Forces and the Taiwanese Air Force."

Lassiter noted the move from the island of Okinawa will actually increase the capabilities of the program when the first class is held on Guam in late 2014, as Guam provides sovereign options for training on US territory.

"Silver Flag in Guam will now be able to host military personnel from all of our regional partners in the Pacific,' he said. "This training and multilateral partnering helps shape the way we function as an Air Force and will improve the way our future Airmen will function in a joint environment."

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