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Philippine and U.S. service members meet with Calayan Island Mayor Alfonso Llopis to discuss bilateral training plans during Balikatan 2017 on Calayan Island, Philippines, May 6, 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 meet with Calayan Island Mayor Alfonso Llopis to discuss bilateral training plans during Balikatan 2017 on Calayan Island, Philippines, May 6, 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 meet and discuss bilateral training plans for Balikatan 2017 at Ft. Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 5, 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. Army Lt. Col. Ted Kleisner and Philippine Army Maj. Ted Soriano meet and discuss bilateral training plans for Balikatan 2017 at Ft. Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 5, 2017. Kleisner is the commander of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and Soriano is the commander of the 84th Infantry Battalion. 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 meet and discus bilateral training plans for Balikatan 2017 at Ft. Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 5, 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 meet and discuss bilateral training plans for Balikatan 2017 at Ft. Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 5, 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. Army Lt. Col. Ted Kleisner, left, and Philippine Army Maj. Ted Soriano meet and discuss bilateral training plans for Balikatan 2017 at Ft. Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 5, 2017. Kleisner is the commander of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and Soriano is the commander of the 84th Infantry Battalion. 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 meet and discuss bilateral training plans for Balikatan 2017 at Ft. Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 5, 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 demonstrate emergency procedures to Philippines disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for 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.
U.S. Army Sgt. Elliot Arens demonstrates an emergency water filtration procedure to members of Philippine disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for Balikatan 2017 on 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.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jordan Curtis demonstrates an emergency splint to members of several Philippines disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for Balikatan 2017 on 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.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jordan Curtis explains emergency equipment to members of several Philippine disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for Balikatan 2017 on 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.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jordan Curtis shows how to operate emergency equipment to members of several Philippine disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for Balikatan 2017 on 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 Pfc. Arnold Ambrocio explains how to transport a person with a head or neck injury during a subject matter expert exchange for 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 and U.S. service members demonstrate how to transport a person with a head or neck injury to members of several Philippine disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for 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 and U.S. service members demonstrate how to transport a person with a head or neck injury to members of several Philippine disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for 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.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Keeton Tucker discusses emergency communications to members of Philippine disaster relief agencies during a subject matter expert exchange for Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysa 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.
A little girl peeks inside a notebook during a community relations event in support of Balikatan 2017 at Margen Elementary School in Ormoc, Leyte, May 2, 2017. Community relations events with local communities help build relationships with locals to increase response time during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situation. 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. Navy Cmdr. Robert Christian kicks off a community event at Margen Elementary School in Ormoc, Leyte, May 2, 2017, as part Balikatan 2017. 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.
Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military officials, Ormoc City officials, and local students pose for a group photo during a community event at Margen Elementary School in Ormoc, Leyte, May 2, 2017, as part of building camaraderie during Balikatan 2017. 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.