Exercise Wantok Warrior 2019 is into its final phase with members of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force’s Second Royal Pacific Islands Regiment (2RPIR), training alongside members of the Australian Defense Force.
Over the last seven days, soldiers have engaged in First Aid, Engineer Search & Weapon training at different sites throughout East Sepik Province.
Wantok Warrior is an exercise between PNGDF and ADF that serves as a platform for cross-training in the areas of defence skills and tactics.
The exercise began on August 5th and will run until September 15th, with specific training targeting soldiers and naval officers. It also involves short visitations to historical war sites in East Sepik, including Surrender Hill in Yangoru Saussia District, Mushu and Kairuru Islands and Boys Town in Wewak.