Hawaii News Now
May 17, 2022

Military heads from the around the globe gather in Hawaii for defense conference

Military service members from around the globe are attending the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Expo at the Sheraton Waikiki this week.

About 2,000 U.S. and foreign military leaders and defense contractors are there, including the army chiefs of Australia, France, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, Mongolia and Brunei.

Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner is holding bilateral meetings with several countries…..


When asked if the U.S. has lost influence to China, Flynn acknowledged some impact but said Army Pacific is changing that.

”Seeking ways to try to refresh renew, reboot those kinds of exercises that we had before. I think that’s the approach that we need to continue to take,” Flynn said.


Engagement comes in many forms: Through joint exercises with the Army Pacific’s 107,000 soldiers, training centers and partnerships with national guard and reserve force.