Both leaders attended the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
It will be the seventh long-term overseas assignment for RSAF and the closest to Singapore.
“This agreement is indicative of the strong ties between the United States and the Republic of Singapore, particularly with regard to our defense cooperation,” Esper said Friday.
The memorandum comes after the renewal of a 15-year agreement in September, which allows US military forces to use Singapore’s air and naval bases.
Singapore and the United States have conducted bilateral training exercises since the early 1990s.
Also, in October of this year, the Royal Air Force of Singapore celebrated its tenth year of training operations at the Idaho air base.
The ceremony commemorated the separation of the F-15SG fighter jets, known as the Peace Carvin V wing, and its training program, to the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.