Photo By: Cpl. Vanessa American Horse
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Heidebelle Queddeng, field medical corpsman, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, helps serve a community meal to Santa Juliana villagers in the local multi-purpose room April 22. 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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