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A Philippine Soldier prepares to fire off a mortar round alongside U.S. Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 14, 2017. By training together the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
U.S. Army Pfc. Noah Ybarra, left, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, assists a Philippine Soldier with changing the elevation of a mortar system during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 14, 2017. By training together the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine Soldiers prepare to fire a mortar round during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 14, 2017. By training together the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A Philippine Soldier prepares to fire a mortar round during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 14, 2017. By training together the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine and U.S. Soldiers change the elevation of a mortar system during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 14, 2017. By training together the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A Philippine Special Forces Soldier explains the nutritional value of a coconut in a jungle survival scenario to U.S. Soldiers, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during a subject matter expert exchange in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 13, 2017. U.S. Soldiers trained with Philippine Special Forces to understand the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ techniques for operating in a jungle environment. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A Philippine Special Forces Soldier sets up and explains a booby trap to U.S. Soldiers, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during a subject matter expert exchange in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 13, 2017. U.S. Soldiers trained with Philippine Special Forces to understand the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ techniques for operating in a jungle environment. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A Philippine Special Forces Soldier shows U.S. Soldiers, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, a basket made from plant fibers during a subject matter expert exchange in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 13, 2017. U.S. Soldiers trained with Philippine Special Forces to understand the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ techniques for operating in a jungle environment. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A Philippine Special Forces Soldier explains a snare trap to U.S. Soldiers, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during a subject matter expert exchange in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 13, 2017. U.S. Soldiers trained with Philippine Special Forces to understand the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ techniques for operating in a jungle environment. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions including, humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine Special Forces demonstrate to U.S. Soldiers, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, how to make a fire from bamboo shoots during a subject matter expert exchange in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 13, 2017. U.S. Soldiers trained with Philippine Special Forces to understand the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ techniques for operating in a jungle environment. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A U.S. Soldier, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, crouches behind brush during counterterrorism training in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 12, 2017. By training together, the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A Philippine and U.S. Soldier provide security during counterterrorism training in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 12, 2017. By training together, the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine and U.S. Soldiers patrol during counterterrorism training in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 12, 2017. By training together, the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions including humanitarian and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
U.S. Marines dig a drainage ditch during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine Army Pfc. Socrates Boyles, right, and U.S. Marine Cpl. Quentin Newton repair walls during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
A U.S. Navy Seabee and Philippine Soldier install a water storage tank during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine and U.S. service members install a water storage tank during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine Soldiers prepare to pour concrete during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine Soldiers take a short break next to nearly-completed classrooms during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.
Philippine Army Pfc. Richard Auman prepares rebar for classroom construction during an engineering civic assistance project in support of Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, May 12, 2017. Philippine and U.S. service members worked together to build new classrooms for students at Don Carlos Elementary School. Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine bilateral military exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.