U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
In Any Clime and Place
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Lyndel Johnson
A fake improvised explosive device was planted in a vehicle during an evolution ran by Philippine Air Force Squadron 5711 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 (MWSS-172) as part of Exercise Balikatan 2012 (BK12) on April 13 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command Base in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines. BK12, in its 28th iteration, is an annual bilateral training exercise between the Republic of the Philippines and U.S. military members designed to build joint planning, contingency, humanitarian and disaster relief capabilities. MWSS-172 is part of Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. BK12 officially begins April 16, 2012.
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