Palau’s joint military exercise with the United States Marines will commence on November 23, according to the Bureau of Public Safety.

Officers from all the departments of the Ministry of Justice including Customs Officials will be part of firearms training and other trainings such as hand-to-hand combat, defensive tactics, and crime scene and evidence collection, among others.

Public Safety Director Aloysius Alonz previously told Island Times will be conducted in partnership with Task Force Koa Moana and will also include a training on explosive ordnance disposal.

Koa Moana, which is Hawaiian word for ocean warrior, is a multilateral training exercise that focuses on improving security cooperation engagements between the United States and its partner nations. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)