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Balikatan 2014 News
Non-lethal weapons, technologies put to the test by Filipino and American service members

By U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Sissel | May 09, 2014

Philippine and U.S. Marines were introduced to several non-lethal weapons technologies May 7 at Crow Valley, Philippines, as part of exercise Balikatan 2014.  Various non-lethal weapons were demonstrated for use with checkpoint security, crowd control and personal safety. Marines from both nations were familiarized with oleoresin capsicum (OC), a MORE
First Responder training provides lessons to all First Responder training provides lessons to all

By Lance Cpl. Michael Thorn | May 09, 2014

First responder training courses with members of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and U.S. armed forces were held April 28 – May 8 in Legazpi City, Albay province, Philippines.   Held multiple times, the four-day training course was a part of Exercise Balikatan, an annual bilateral training exercise between the MORE
PH, US Marines practice ship-to-shore landings PH, US Marines practice ship-to-shore landings

By Sgt. Isis Ramirez | May 09, 2014

Doing what they do best, a group of Marines from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. stormed a beach during a company-level combined amphibious boat landing exercise at the Naval Education Training Center here May 9 as part of the ongoing training exercise Balikatan 2014.   In line with their amphibious nature, the Philippine Marine MORE
Philippine, US military medical professionals exchange best first aid practices Philippine, US military medical professionals exchange best first aid practices

By Spc. Matthew Sissel | May 08, 2014

bPhilippine and U.S. Marines exchanged combat medical techniques during a bilateral exchange of best practices May 8, 2014, for Balikatan 2014.  The Marines from both nations taught each other how to manage bleeding, splint broken limbs, apply occlusive dressings, administer IVs and triage patients in their own ways during the all-day MORE
Bigaa Health Center receives medical supply turnover from U.S. forces Bigaa Health Center receives medical supply turnover from U.S. forces

By Lance Cpl. Michael Thorn | May 07, 2014

Leaders of the local community, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and U.S. armed forces held a medical supply turnover ceremony May 5 in Bigaa, Albay province, Philippines   The medical supplies brought a needed boost to the ability of the health center to support and provide the necessary aid to members of the Bigaa community, according to U.S. MORE
Philippine and U.S. Marines conduct rifle, machine gun drills on first day of annual combined exercise Philippine and U.S. Marines conduct rifle, machine gun drills on first day of annual combined exercise

By Lt. Peter Lee | May 07, 2014

Following yesterday’s opening ceremony, Philippine and U.S. Marines commenced this year’s Balikatan exercise with various rifle and machine gun live-fire drills, here, May 6.  More than 300 Marines combined from both nations met at weapon ranges to practice small arms proficiency, conduct combat drills and exchange best practices.  “The basics for MORE
Philippine, U.S. service members host basketball match following opening ceremony of Balikatan 2014 Philippine, U.S. service members host basketball match following opening ceremony of Balikatan 2014

By Spc. Matthew Sissel | May 07, 2014

Members of the Philippine Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps competed in friendly basketball matches May 5, here to mark the end of the opening day of Balikatan 2014.  Philippines Air Force Airman 2nd Class Jade Abug said a basketball game was a great way to spend the evening after training all day.  “After hard work, it's time to relax and play MORE
New road ensures civilian safety during Balikatan exercise New road ensures civilian safety during Balikatan exercise

By Spc. Matthew Sissel | May 07, 2014

During the opening days of Balikatan 2014, the Philippine Air Force and U.S. Marines worked together to build a road, here, May 5.  The road was built to ensure the safety of local residents during live-fire exercises by circumventing areas used for combined military training.  U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Small, a heavy equipment operator with 3rd MORE
Philippines, US welcome opening of Balikatan 'shoulder-to-shoulder' Philippines, US welcome opening of Balikatan ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’

By Sgt. Isis Ramirez | May 06, 2014

Senior military leaders from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S., together with government officials, announced the opening of exercise Balikatan 2014, here, May 5, one week after U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Philippines and reaffirmed the “ironclad” alliance between the two nations. Balikatan, which translates to MORE
Community, AFP, US come together for competition Community, AFP, US come together for competition

By Lance Cpl. Michael Thorn | April 28, 2014

Humanitarian civic assistance projects are taking place around the Albay Province, allowing members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. armed forces to positively impact local communities, but those projects are not the only thing strengthening the longstanding bonds and friendships.   Filipinos and Americans came together April 24 MORE
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