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    Exercise Cartwheel 2019 reef and coastal revitalization project [Image 9 of 9]

    Exercise Cartwheel 2019 reef and coastal revitalization project

    U.S. Army Spc. James Smith (right), who serves with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Inf. Division, plants a dilo tree with a Fijian Soldier serving with the 3rd Btn. Fiji Inf. Regt., during a coastal and reef revitalization project during Exercise Cartwheel 2019, near Nadi, Fiji, Aug. 13. Part of both the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's defense strategy is to addresses climate change. The planting of palms, dilo trees and mangroves was an effort to strengthen the coastline with root systems that prevents local silt from pummeling the nearby barrier reef. Opportunities, such as Exercise Cartwheel, provide a platform to deepen understanding and preparedness, which strenthens and enhances key relationships with partner nations for a free and open Indo-Pacific.



    Date Taken: 08.13.2019
    Date Posted: 08.18.2019 20:01
    Photo ID: 5678011
    VIRIN: 190813-Z-MA638-0024
    Resolution: 4476x2984
    Size: 12.08 MB
    Location: NADI, FJ 

    Web Views: 25
    Downloads: 4