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Philippine Air Force Maj. Gen. Sonny P. Manalo, left, commanding general of the 1st Air Division, shakes hands with U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, May 10, 2014 at Clark Air Base, Philippines after discussing future bilateral exercises and events during Balikatan 2014. Balikatan is an annual training exercise that strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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Capt. William Oren, far left, familiarizes members of the Philippine Air Force with the Super Cobra before a flight during Balikatan, here May 12, 2014. Senior service members of the PAF rode in the front seat of the Cobra to compare how Marines conduct flight operations versus themselves. Balikatan, in its 30th iteration, is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines and aims at building both nations interoperability during joint planning, contingency, humanitarian and disaster relief operations. Oren is an AH-1W attack pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing under the Unit Deployment Program. The PAF service members are McDonnell Douglas 520 Military Gunship pilots with the 18th Attack Squadron, 15th Strike Wing. The Super Cobra is with HMLA-469, MAG-12, 1st MAW.
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Dodendorf pretends to be a heat casuality during a saftey class for Balikatan at Clark Air Base May 11, 2014. Rescue and firefighting Marines and the Philippine Air Force with the Base Operation Squadron learn together about heat casualties and how to prevent or deal them. Balikatan, in its 30th iteration, is an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines and aims at building the nations interoperability during joint planning, contingency, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Throughtout Balikatan the conditions have stayed at black flag, so it is important to stay hydrated to avoid becoming a heat casuality. Dodendorf is a preventive medical technichian with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The Marines are with MWSS-172, MWSG-17, 1st MAW. The PAF is with 600th Air Base Wing.
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Philippine and U.S. Marines examine tools and resources prior to using the Marine Corps Tactical Welding System during an engineering subject matter expert exchange at Balikatan 2014, Crow Valley, Philippines May 10, 2014. The exchange brought the two nations Marine Corps together to learn one another’s logistical capabilities. Balikatan is an annual training exercise that strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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Philippine Marine Corps Tech. Sgt. Felipe Bautista, assigned to Motor Transportation and Maintenance Battalion, Combat and Service Support Brigade, and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nyeme M. Baker, a metal worker with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force stand shoulder-to-shoulder May 10, 2014 at Crow Valley, Philippines during a Balikatan 2014 subject matter expert exchange. The exchange brought the two nations Marine Corps together to learn one another’s logistical capabilities. Balikatan is an annual training exercise that strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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U.S. Marines provide suppressing fire for Philippine Marines May 9 at Crow Valley, Philippines as part of Balikatan 2014. The Philippine Marines were conducting squad attacks below, shooting at targets as they closed in. Balikatan is an annual training exercise that strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military and their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The U.S. Marines are machine gunners with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Philippine Marines are with 311th Marine Company, 11th Marine Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps.
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Lance Cpl. John M. Fernandez, left, and Lance Cpl. Christian Cain-Echeandia, right, provide supporting fire for Philippine Marines May 9 at Crow Valley, Philippines as part of Balikatan 2014. The Philippine Marines were conducting squad attacks on the range below, working in conjunction with the machine gunners perched above. Balikatan is a Philippine term meaning “shoulder-to-shoulder,” which encompasses the spirit of the bilateral exercise. Fernandez and Cain-Echeandia are machine gunners with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
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Brig. Gen. Niel E. Nelson takes a minute to chat with U.S. Marines May 9 at Crow Valley, Philippines during Balikatan 2014. The U.S. Marines were conducting squad attacks alongside Philippine Marines as part of live-fire training that is taking place throughout the first week of the exercise. Balikatan is a Philippine term meaning “shoulder-to-shoulder,” which encompasses the spirit of the bilateral exercise. Nelson is the commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lena Wakayama/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Neil E. Nelson, left, commander, 3rd Marine Logistic Group, stationed at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, Philippine Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Lysander A Suerte , center, deputy chief of staff, with civil military operations, and Maj. Gen. Emeraldo C. Magnaye, right, commandant, with Command and General Staff College, both based at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, reenact Gen. MacAurthor's first step at the Leyte Landing Memorial during Balikatan 2014 while surveying the area of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines, May 10, 2014. . This year marks the 30th iteration of Balikatan, which is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise.
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U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Neil E. Nelson, left, commander, 3rd Marine Logistic Group, stationed at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, Philippine Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Lysander A Suerte , center, deputy chief of staff, with civil military operations, and Maj. Gen. Emeraldo C. Magnaye, right, commandant, with Command and General Staff College, both based at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, observe the Leyte Landing Memorial during Balikatan 2014 while surveying the area of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines, May 10, 2014. This year marks the 30th iteration of Balikatan, which is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise.
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Philippine and U.S. Marines stand shoulder-to-shoulder as they weld a piece of metal for an engineering subject matter expert exchange during Balikatan 2014 at Crow Valley, Philippines May 10, 2014. The exchange brought the two nations Marine Corps together to learn one another’s logistical capabilities. Balikatan is an annual training exercise that strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cody A. Gage, air rescue firefighting, and Lance Cpl. Kyle Pierce, air rescue firefighting, both with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, stationed at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, prepare to enter a C-130 during Balikatan 2014 during a C-130 fire and rescue drill at Clark Air Base, Mabalacat, Republic of the Philippines, May 12, 2014. This year marks the 30th iteration of Balikatan, which is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise.
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Capt. William Oren, front left, familiarizes members of the Philippine Air Force with the Super Cobra before a flight during Balikatan, here May 12, 2014. Senior service members of the PAF rode in the front seat of the Cobra to compare how Marines conduct flight operations versus themselves. Balikatan, in its 30th iteration, is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines and aims at building both nations interoperability during joint planning, contingency, humanitarian and disaster relief operations. Oren is an AH-1W attack pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing under the Unit Deployment Program. The PAF service members are McDonnell Douglas 520 Military Gunship pilots with the 18th Attack Squadron, 15th Strike Wing. The Super Cobra is with HMLA-469, MAG-12, 1st MAW.
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Philippine Air Force Capt. Jose W. Martinez readies equipment prior to a familiarization flight in an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft during Balikatan 2014 at Clark Air Field, Philippines, May 9. This annual training exercise strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Martinez is a pilot with Philippine Air Force Air Defense Wing.
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Philippine Air Force Capt. Jose W. Martinez, right, and U.S. Marine Capt. Adam M. Stoll discuss the flight plan prior to a familiarization flight in an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft at Clark Air Field, Philippines, May 9 during Balikatan 2014. This annual training exercise strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Martinez is a pilot with Philippine Air Force Air Defense Wing. Stoll is an F/A-18 pilot with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224.
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Philippine Marine Corps Tech. Sgt. Felipe Bautista, assigned to Motor Transportation and Maintenance Battalion, Combat and Service Support Brigade, and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nyeme M. Baker, a metal worker with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force operate a Marine Corps Tactical Welding System hand-in-hand May 10, 2014 at Crow Valley, Philippines during a Balikatan 2014 subject matter expert exchange. The exchange brought the two nations Marine Corps together to learn one another’s logistical capabilities. Balikatan is an annual training exercise that strengthens the interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military in their commitment to regional security and stability, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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