U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
In Any Clime and Place
Photo By: Cpl. Vanessa American Horse
U.S. Marines participating in Exercise Balikatan 2012 repair a school in the Santa Juliana Village as children watch, April 23. Together villagers, Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. service members repaired two water pumps, hung tire swings in common areas, renovated the local schoolhouse and donated books and school supplies to children in need during Balikatan, which means "shoulder to shoulder" in Filipino. BK12 is an annual training event aimed at improving combined planning, combat readiness, humanitarian assistance and interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States.
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