U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

Philippine Air Force Airman 1st Class Villegas Ramwyl carries U.S. Marine Cpl. Abraham Bernado during aircraft rescue and firefighting training at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 26 part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The day of training familiarized the Armed Forces of the Philippines members with egress procedures should an aircraft mishap occur. The Philippine and U.S. militaries often engage in bilateral training in the common interest of regional security. Bernado is power line mechanic with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.(Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne Henry)
CLARK AIR FIELD, Pampanga, Philippines
Philippine Air Force Airman 1st Class Villegas Ramwyl carries U.S. Marine Cpl. Abraham Bernado during aircraft rescue and firefighting training at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 26 part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The day of training familiarized the Armed Forces of the Philippines members with egress procedures should an aircraft mishap occur. The Philippine and U.S. militaries often engage in bilateral training in the common interest of regional security. Bernado is power line mechanic with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.(Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne Henry)
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)
PHIBLEX 2014
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)
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)
PHIBLEX 2014
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)
U.S. and Philippine Marines run through a jungle obstacle course during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 (PHIBLEX 14) at Marine Barracks Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 18, 2013. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise that demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Republic of the Philippines to mutual security and their long-term partnership. It also ensures the readiness of a bilateral force to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises. The U.S. Marines are with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Philippine Marines are with Force Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ammon W. Carter, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Combat Camera/Released)
PHIBLEX 2014
U.S. and Philippine Marines run through a jungle obstacle course during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 (PHIBLEX 14) at Marine Barracks Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 18, 2013. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise that demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Republic of the Philippines to mutual security and their long-term partnership. It also ensures the readiness of a bilateral force to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises. The U.S. Marines are with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Philippine Marines are with Force Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ammon W. Carter, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary conduct small boat training with Philippine Marines during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 (PHIBLEX 14) at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, Sept. 18, 2013. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise that demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Republic of the Philippines to mutual security and their long-term partnership. It also ensures the readiness of a bilateral force to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. David Gonzalez, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Combat Camera/Released)
PHIBLEX 2014
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary conduct small boat training with Philippine Marines during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 (PHIBLEX 14) at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, Sept. 18, 2013. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise that demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Republic of the Philippines to mutual security and their long-term partnership. It also ensures the readiness of a bilateral force to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. David Gonzalez, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Combat Camera/Released)
Philippine Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seno Nellas waits as a KC-130 Hercules aircraft arrives Sept. 14 carrying Marines for Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines. Nellas is the noncommissioned officer in charge of base operations with the 600th Air Base Wing, part of the Philippine Air Force. The arriving Marines are with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and III Marine Expeditionary Force.
PHIBLEX 2014
Philippine Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seno Nellas waits as a KC-130 Hercules aircraft arrives Sept. 14 carrying Marines for Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines. Nellas is the noncommissioned officer in charge of base operations with the 600th Air Base Wing, part of the Philippine Air Force. The arriving Marines are with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and III Marine Expeditionary Force.
A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, plays with children from the local town during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 at Crow Valley, Philippines, Sept. 17, 2013. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise designed to demonstrate the United States and Republic of the Philippines commitment to mutual security and strengthen our long-term partnership, while ensuring the readiness of a bilateral force able to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises.
PHIBLEX 2014
A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, plays with children from the local town during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 at Crow Valley, Philippines, Sept. 17, 2013. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise designed to demonstrate the United States and Republic of the Philippines commitment to mutual security and strengthen our long-term partnership, while ensuring the readiness of a bilateral force able to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises.
Brig. Gen. Paul. J. Kennedy presents Rear Adm. Jaime S. Bernardino with a 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade plaque during the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 18. PHIBLEX 14 is an annual, bilateral training exercise focused on enhancing the already high-level of interoperability between the Philippine and U.S Marine Corps. Bernardino is the vice commander of the Philippine Navy. Kennedy is the commanding general of 3d MEB.
PHIBLEX 2014
Brig. Gen. Paul. J. Kennedy presents Rear Adm. Jaime S. Bernardino with a 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade plaque during the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines, Sept. 18. PHIBLEX 14 is an annual, bilateral training exercise focused on enhancing the already high-level of interoperability between the Philippine and U.S Marine Corps. Bernardino is the vice commander of the Philippine Navy. Kennedy is the commanding general of 3d MEB.
Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise
Approximately 2,300 U.S. and Philippine service members will meet for three weeks of bilateral air-ground and amphibious training as well as a staff planning exercise during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 (PHIBLEX 14) in the Republic of the Philippines Sept. 18 - Oct. 11.

PHIBLEX 14 is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and enhance the ability to respond to natural disaste...rs or other regional contingencies. PHIBLEX will also enhance local infrastructure and quality of life and build upon vibrant professional and personal relationships between Philippine and U.S. Marines.

The bilateral Philippine-U.S. Marine Corps training, consisting of a staff planning exercise, field training exercises and humanitarian and civic assistance projects, sustains and reinforces the foundation and framework for a bilateral force to respond rapidly and effectively to regional humanitarian crises.