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Check Six: 1983 Tiger Balm – 34 years ago

May 10, 2017

Special thanks to Stephen Lum for shared this photograph from COL Donald Oura’s photo albums. Colonel Oura was the 29th Infantry Brigade commander in t he 1980s.

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Captain Joseph Chaves and LTC Edward Correa in a mission briefing during the 1983 Tiger Balm exercise.

Exercise Tiger Balm is a United States Army, Pacific (USARPAC) sponsored exercise conducted annually since 1981 with the Singapore Armed Forces, to enhance regional security, interoperability and country-to-country military relationships. The exercise location rotates between Hawaii in even-numbered fiscal years and Singapore in odd-numbered fiscal years.


Joe Chaves retired as a major general and his last assignment was with United States Army Pacific (USARPAC).

“Butch” Correa retired as a major general and his last assignment was the Adjutant General in the last 1990s.

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