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Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Oscar T. Lactao, left, The Honorable Ambassador Sung Y. Kim, Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Under Secretary Ariel Y. Abadilla, AFP Gen. Edruardo M. Año, and U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” and shake hands during the opening ceremony for Balikatan 2017 at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, May 8, 2017. Lactao is the Philippine exercise director for Balikatan. Kim is the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines. Lorenzana is the Philippine Secretary of National Defense. Abadilla is the Philippine Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns. Año is the Chief of Staff of the AFP. Nicholson is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force. 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. color guards present the colors during the Balikatan 2017 opening ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, May 8, 2017. 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. color guards present the colors during the Balikatan 2017 opening ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, May 8, 2017. 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. Marine Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson speaks during the Balikatan 2017 opening ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, May 8, 2017. Nicholson is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force. 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.
Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Oscar T. Lactao, left, and U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson unfurl the Balikatan 2017 flag during the opening ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, May 8, 2017. Lactao is the Philippine exercise director for Balikatan and Nicholson is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force. 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.
The Honorable Sung Y. Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, speaks during the Balikatan 2017 opening ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, May 8, 2017. 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. combined color guard greet Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Angelito De Leon, left, and Col. Laurence Mina during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. De Leon is the commander of 7th Infantry Division and Mina is Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Education Staff, Philippine Army. 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. service members attend the opening ceremony for Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. 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. service members stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. 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 Army Maj. Gen. Angelito De Leon speaks with U.S. service members during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. De Leon is the commander of 7th Infantry Division. 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. military leaders stand during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. 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. service members render salutes during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 4, 2017. 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 Army Col. Laurence Mina delivers his remarks during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. 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 Army Maj. Gen. Angelito De Leon delivers his remarks during the opening ceremony of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 8, 2017. De Leon is the commander of 7th Infantry Division. 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 Army Tech. Sgt. Romeo A. Soriano, left, demonstrates how to secure ropes to a makeshift-floatation device during survival training in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, May 9, 2017. This training helps both militaries remain ready to help victims of natural disasters and crises in remote and austere areas of the Philippines. 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 how to cross a body of water using a makeshift-floatation device during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 9, 2017. This training helps both militaries remain ready to help victims of natural disasters and crises in remote and austere areas of the Philippines. 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 how to cross a body of water using a makeshift-floatation device during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 9, 2017. This training helps both militaries remain ready to help victims of natural disasters and crises in remote and austere areas of the Philippines. 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 Army Tech. Sgt. Romeo A. Soriano demonstrates how to secure ropes on a makeshift-floatation device during a survival training course in support of Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 9, 2017. This training helps both militaries remain ready to help victims of natural disasters and crises in remote and austere areas of the Philippines. 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 Army Col. Lawrence Mina and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Graham discuss bilateral training plans during Balikatan 2017 at Calayan Island, Philippines, May 6, 2017. Mina is deputy Assistance Chief of Staff for Training and Education Staff, Philippine Army and Graham is the commander with 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. 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. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Graham, Philippine Army Col. Lawrence Mina and Mayor Alfonso Llopis discuss bilateral training plans during Balikatan 2017 on Calayan Island, Philippines, May 6, 2017. Graham is the commander with 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. Mina is deputy Assistance Chief of Staff for Training and Education Staff, Philippine Army. Llopis is the mayor of Calayan. 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.