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Lance Cpl. David V. Whitehead volunteers his free time to rake leaves and grass at Clark Veterans Cemetery, Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 28. "It is important to demonstrate our good faith to the community, our Filipino family and these fallen service members," said Navy Lt. Stephen F. Brown, chaplain for 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. "Often we can get stuck in our operations and training and forget to engage in demonstrating the generous nature that we are capable of giving." Whitehead is a landing support specialist with 3d MEB and is in the Philippines conducting Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. PHIBLEX 14, now in its 30th iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines' commitment to mutual security and their long-time partnership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)
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Members of the Philippine Air Force call in a "show of force" mission for two F/A-18C Hornets during close air support training Sept. 29 at Crow Valley, Republic of the Philippines, part of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2014. The day of training qualified the participating PAF members as forward air controllers. PHIBLEX 14 is focused on interoperability between both nations and also improves security and stability within the region. The airmen are with 710 Special Operations Wing. U.S. Marines and sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and III Marine Expeditionary Force trained with their Philippine counterparts during the exercise. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)
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U.S. Marine Sgt. Reid L. Griffin discusses the purpose of establishing a proper orientation for directing a M101 105-mm Towed Howitzer with Philippine Marine and Army personnel during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2014 at the Crow Valley Range Complex in Tarlac province, Republic of the Philippines. Bilateral Philippine-U.S. Marine Corps training sustains and reinforces the foundation and framework for a bilateral force to respond rapidly and effectively to regional humanitarian crises. Griffin is an artillery meteorological man with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (Photo by Lance Cpl. David Hersey)
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Filipino police officers, community members and soldiers as well as U.S. Marines toss potato sacks filled with mud as part of a community relations event Sept. 29 at Olongapo City, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines during the Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The team helped clean three flood-affected schools. Bilateral Philippine-U.S. Marine Corps training during PHIBLEX sustains and reinforces the foundation and framework for a bilateral force to respond rapidly and effectively to regional humanitarian crises. The Filipino soldiers are with the Army Reserve Command. The Marines are with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano/ Released)
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Liza N. Valencia, right, shovels mud into a sack held by Lance Cpl. Katherine B. Edelman, middle, and Lance Cpl. Emily E. Weber Sept. 29 as part of a community relations event at Olongapo City, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. During the event, Filipino police officers, community members and soldiers worked alongside U.S. Marines to clean three flood-affected schools. Training conducted during PHIBLEX 14 ensures Philippine and U.S. forces are capable of integrating effectively to conduct humanitarian assistance and regional security missions. The Filipino soldiers are with the Army Reserve Command. The Marines are with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano/ Released)
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An unknown headstone marks the gravesite of a fallen service member at the Clark Veterans Cemetery, Clark, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines. "Throughout the wars there have been lots of unknown graves filled with bodies of service members that have fallen; however, even though we might not know their names, it is imperative that they are remembered and honored," said Navy Lt. Stephen F. Brown, chaplain for 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. "That could have been any of us, and as service members we should give the love that we would like to receive if it was us." Brown is in the Philippines conducting Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. PHIBLEX 14 is an exercise designed to improve Philippine-U.S. interoperability, increase readiness, and enhance the ability for a bilateral force to respond to natural disasters or other regional contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano/ Released)
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The logo of the Clark Veterans Cemetery displays the long relationship between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America. The Clark Veterans Cemetery is located in Clark, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines. Service members from combat engagements like the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, World War I, World War II, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom are interred on the site grounds. U.S. Marines from 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force, who conducted a voluntary cleanup at the cemetery, are in the Philippines conducting Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. PHIBLEX 14 is an exercise designed to improve Philippine-U.S. interoperability, increase readiness, and enhance the ability for a bilateral force to respond to natural disasters or other regional contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano/ Released)
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Pfc. Xavier L. Cannon shines the metal fence that protects the cemetery's logo Sept. 28 during a voluntary cemetery cleanup at Clark Veterans Cemetery, Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines. "These fallen veterans deserve nothing, but the best and the two hours the Marines provided us with help, equals to about 40 hours," said Carl D. Burke, the senior vice commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2485. Cannon is a landing support specialist with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force and is in the Philippines conducting Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. PHIBLEX 14 is an exercise designed to improve Philippine-U.S. interoperability, increase readiness, and enhance the ability for a bilateral force to respond to natural disasters or other regional contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano/ Released)
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Lance Cpl. Haaheo K. Kahue cleans up grave sites Sept. 28 at Clark Veterans Cemetery, Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines during his free time. At the cemetery all branches of the United States Armed Forces are represented as well as Philippine Scouts and Philippine Constabulary. "What better time to clean the resting site of both Filipino and American service members than during the PHIBLEX 14," said Kahue, a landing support specialist with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force, who is in the Philippines conducting Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. PHIBLEX 14, now in its 30th iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines commitment to mutual security and a longtime partnership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano/ Released)
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Petty Officers 2nd Class Neil C. Domingo, left, Kahealani W. Aipia play basketball with students from Taysan Elementary School September 23 at the school in Legazpi City, Albay, Republic of the Philippines, as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The civil-military component of PHIBLEX 14 promotes engineer and medical operational readiness while providing services to areas where there is an identified need for engineering improvements and medical care. Aipia and Domingo are hospital corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Marion/Released)
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A Taysan Elementary School student plays basketball with Petty Officers 2nd Class Neil C. Domingo, right, and Kahealani W. Aipia during a game Sept. 23 at Taysan Elementary School, Legazpi City, Albay, Republic of the Philippines, as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The civil-military component of PHIBLEX 14 promotes engineer and medical operational readiness while providing services to areas where there is an identified need for engineering improvements and medical care. Aipia and Domingo are hospital corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Marion/Released)
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Neil C. Domingo, left, watches as Petty Officer 2nd Class Kahealani W. Aipia tries to block a Taysan Elementary School student's shot during a game Sept. 23 at Taysan Elementary School, Legazpi City, Albay, Republic of the Philippines. The sailors are participating in Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014, a Philippine-U.S. exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and enhance the ability for a bilateral force to respond to natural disasters or other regional contingencies. Aipia and Domingo are hospital corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Marion/Released)
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Sosa finds a vein as he practices intravenous access skills at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 21 as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The afternoon of training allowed the corpsmen to refresh their skills as well as prepare for any humanitarian assistance mission that could occur within the Asia-Pacific Region. PHIBLEX 14 is an annual Philippine-U.S. training exercise that enhances stability and security within the region while also preparing both forces for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Sosa is a hospital corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
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An MV-22B Osprey prepares to take off for a site-survey mission over Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 17 as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The mission helped the Marines develop a more thorough understanding of the training areas. The Osprey is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's aviation combat element
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An MV-22B Osprey prepares to land after conducting a site-survey mission over Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 17 as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The mission provided the Marines with training opportunities not available in some parts of the Asia-Pacific region. The Osprey is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's aviation combat element.
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An MV-22B Osprey conducts a site-survey mission over Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 17 as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The recurrence of PHIBLEX, now in its 30th year, demonstrates the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines' commitment to mutual security and their long-time partnership. The Osprey is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's aviation combat element.
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