U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
In Any Clime and Place
Photo By: Cpl. Vanessa American Horse
U.S. service members participating in Exercise Balikatan 2012 pass out new shoes to students at a local schoolhouse in the village of Santa Juliana, 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 Exercise Balikatan 2012. Balikatan, which means "shoulder to shoulder" in Filipino, 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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