"We have accomplished all the four major events on time and on target as earlier reported and highlighted by our exercise directors
. Let us, therefore, give ourselves a big round of applause for a job well done," he said.
Group manager Andy Davison from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and exercise director
said: "While it is unlikely that South Wales will suffer severe flooding in the immediate future, with the onset of global warming we are seeing an increase of one in a 100-year flooding events all around the UK.
"The exercise, known as Balikatan (Shoulder-to-Shoulder), is not directed against china", Vice Admiral Alexander Lopez, Western Command chief and exercise director
for the Philippine side said in a press briefing at Camp Aguinaldo.
, retired Nigerian Major General Samaila Iliya, is optimistic that the exercise called Amani Africa Two will mark the real beginning of the ASF's ability to respond swiftly to crisis situations.
Prince Faisal and senior officers of the participating countries were briefed about the exercise, which focused on adapting to modern warfare concepts in light of unconventional wars and testing various forms of armed forces' (land, air and sea) capabilities and their readiness, the Exercise Director
Activities included general arctic training with the Canadian Rangers and a live fire range, although the "key aspects of this exercise are to enhance our mobility, sustainability and survivability in the High Arctic," said Lieutenant-Colonel Shane McArthur, Land Component Commander and Exercise Director
for NOREX 2015.
Virgilio Domingo, exercise director
from the Philippine side, expressed confidence in their safety, citing assurances from the U.S.
Sergei Dronov, the commander of the Eastern Military District's Third Air Force and Air Defense Command, and NORAD's units by Joseph Bonnet III, NORAD's training and exercise director
* The Exercise Management Team comprised the Exercise Director
and 13 volunteers and CYCA staff playing various roles.
"What we want to do is allow partner nation participation at Emerald Warrior," said exercise director
Ron Henderson, operations manager at the Tyne Tunnel, held the role of Emergency Exercise Director
during the two-hour emergency test yesterday.
Jeff Gossett, exercise director
, said the uniqueness of the experience made ICEX fly by, but it wasn't without its challenges.