SEOUL — Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from Osan Air Base are in Singapore for Exercise Commando Sling, according to an Air Force news release.

The 51st Fighter Wing pilots will conduct combined air combat training through May 25 as part of the annual series of exercises.

Commando Sling began in 1990 and allows U.S. and Singaporean air forces to “sharpen their air combat skills, improve procedures for sustained operations at a non-U.S. base, and enhance military partnerships between the two nations,” according to the news release.

Marine F/A-18 Hornet pilots from Marine Aircraft Group 12 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, will conduct the final portion of the exercise in July.

Yokosuka to close commissary 2 daysThe Yokosuka Commissary will be closed on May 21 and 22 to take inventory, officials said.

The commissary will reopen on May 23 with normal operating hours.

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