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    Integrated Maritime Skills Team Awarded SECDEF Maintenance Award

    Joint Interagency Task Force West Awarded Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award

    Photo By JIATF West | Members of Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West) accepted the 2017 Secretary...... read more read more

    CAMP H. M. SMITH, HI, UNITED STATES

    12.13.2017

    Story by JIATF West 

    Joint Interagency Task Force West

    Every year the Secretary of Defense presents maintenance awards across eleven categories, covering various aspects of DoD organic maintenance capability and training to foreign partners.

    The IMS Team received the recognition for its work with the Philippine National Police – Maritime Special Operations Unit, located in the southern Philippines. Since 2007 the IMS Team has collaborated with US Interagency partners to provide specialized training in maritime maintenance and operations. These efforts enabled this Philippine waterborne law enforcement agency to better patrol and secure the Sulu Sea region; a highly trafficked area between the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

    The IMS Team is comprised of Navy and Coast Guard reservists possessing unique skills in maritime maintenance and law enforcement; many of whom work as police officers or public servants in their civilian careers.

    This is the first such award for JIATF West.

    JIATF West is a standing task force under US Pacific Command located at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, providing counterdrug support and training to partner nations in the Indo-Pacific region.

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    Date Taken: 12.13.2017
    Date Posted: 12.13.2017 22:48
    Story ID: 258801
    Location: CAMP H. M. SMITH, HI, US

    Web Views: 58
    Downloads: 1

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