An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : News : Article View
NEWS | Sept. 27, 2023

Nevada Army Guard leaders visit Fiji for Exercise Cartwheel

By Staff Sgt. Zandra Duran, Nevada Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs

NAUSORI HIGHLANDS, Fiji - Nevada Army National Guard leadership visited Soldiers and allied military personnel during Exercise Cartwheel 2023, a multinational military training exercise in the South Pacific.

Nevada National Guardsmen and service members from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Fiji are participating in the exercise.

Exercise Cartwheel is the flagship operational activity of the U.S. Army Pacific commander’s joint training program. Under the leadership of USARPAC, Exercise Cartwheel deploys a unit to carry out security cooperation exercises alongside allied and partner militaries.

The weekend of Sept. 23-24, Brig. Gen. Troy Armstrong, Nevada Army National Guard land component commander, and other command staff members visited with Nevada Guardsmen and personnel from the allied nations for the exercise.

The primary objective of Exercise Cartwheel is to provide realistic training in diverse climates, terrains and environments. The exercise ensures the readiness of participating forces for unified land operations.

“These training opportunities enhance the operational capabilities of the military and foster mutual learning and understanding among the forces, promoting stronger ties between allied nations,” Armstrong said during his visit. “Exercise Cartwheel is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the participating nations to strengthen their military readiness and cooperation. As the exercise progresses, it is expected to further solidify the bonds between the international forces involved.

“I’m extremely proud of all the work the Nevada National Guard is doing with our allied partners here in the South Pacific.”



Related Articles
Nevada Army Guard Spc. Jake Evans next to a medical evacuation UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a break in training April 17, 2023, in Reno, Nev. Evans is the 2023 Nevada Army Guard Soldier of the Year and is set to travel to Hawaii to represent Nevada in the Region VII Best Warrior contest.
Gold Star Family Member is Nevada Army Guard Soldier of Year
By Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka, | April 28, 2023
RENO, Nev. – Motivated by memories of family members who never made it home from combat, Gold Star Family member Spc. Jake Evans returned from the Nevada Army Guard’s Best Warrior Contest with the state’s 2023 Soldier of the...

A Soldier with the Nevada Army National Guard participates in the new G3 Driver-Training Program, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. This course taught Soldiers proper cornering, braking and maneuvering techniques on the M1120A2 HEMITT Load Handling System.
Nevada Army Guard revamps driver training program
By Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie | Nov. 18, 2020
LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Army National Guard driver training program is in the midst of a much-needed overhaul to prepare vehicle operators for success on both Silver State roadways and future battlefields.The update will...