|Sri Lanka and US armed forces conduct JCET|
Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET)
Sri Lanka armed forces and United States Navy have commenced the annual non-combat joint training program earlier this month at the naval base in Trincomalee. The joint exercise Flash Style, the annual Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) between the US Naval Special Warfare Community and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, has commenced on July 2nd 2013 at the Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Navy said.
Special Boat Squadron, Fast Attack Flotilla, Divers and Rapid Response Rescue and Release Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy and MI 24 Squadron and Regiment Special Forces of the Sri Lanka Air Force are taking part in the exercise along with a 10- member US team from US Navy SEALs, Special Boat Unit and Air Force. The non-combat training exercise among others will cover Tactical Combat Casualty Care, VBSS, Swift Water Rescue, High Angle Rescue and Heli Rappelling. The training will conclude on 19th July 2013. The US routinely conducts Joint/Combined Exchange Training with countries in Asia Pacific region for medical and humanitarian assistance.