Maldives, U.S. troops set to begin Tempest Wind 2022

MALE, REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES — THE GOVERNMENT OF MALDIVES AND THE UNITED STATES WILL EMBARK ON TEMPEST WIND 2022, A BILATERAL, INTERAGENCY COUNTERTERRORISM EXERCISE WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE CENTRAL AREA AND WATERS OF MALÉ, MALDIVES, AUGUST 7 TO 18.

THE UNITED STATES EXTENDS OUR GRATITUDE TO THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES FOR ONCE AGAIN SERVING AS HOST TO THIS TRAINING EXERCISE. TEMPEST WIND 2022 IS THE ELEVENTH ITERATION OF THE TEMPEST WIND SERIES OF EXERCISES; THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME IT IS BEING HOSTED IN MALDIVES.

STAFFS IN MALDIVES AND HAWAII WILL PARTICIPATE IN COMPLEX EVENTS DESIGNED TO REHEARSE COUNTERTERRORISM (CT) STRATEGY, INCLUDING SENIOR DECISION-MAKING AND TACTICAL RESPONSES, IN ORDER TO DEVELOP JOINT CAPABILITIES AND DEEPEN THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP. THE EXERCISE WILL TEST AND IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF BOTH NATIONS TO RAPIDLY PLAN, COORDINATE, AND CONDUCT CT OPERATIONS. THE MISSION REHEARSAL ALSO INCLUDES A COMMAND POST EXERCISE THAT TESTS THE MALDIVIAN AND U.S. FORCES’ ABILITY TO PLAN, COMMAND, AND COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER IN A SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT.