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US Army Soldiers Training In The Philippines

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment participate in a blank-fire rehearsal of their actions on the objective for the upcoming Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Colonel Ernesto Rabina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 12, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Beckstrom)

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment participate in a blank-fire rehearsal of their actions on the objective for the upcoming Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Colonel Ernesto Rabina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 12, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Beckstrom)

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment participate in a blank-fire rehearsal of their actions on the objective for the upcoming Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Colonel Ernesto Rabina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 12, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Beckstrom)

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Marines Providing Cover During Amphibious Exercise

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Victor Berg, of Philadelphia assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C. provides simulated cover fire during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines May 9, 2018 as part of Exercise Balikatan 2018. AMPHIBEX allowed the Philippine and U.S. forces to provide a more capable disaster response effort during operations ashore. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nardel Gervacio)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Victor Berg, of Philadelphia assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C. provides simulated cover fire during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines May 9, 2018 as part of Exercise Balikatan 2018. AMPHIBEX allowed the Philippine and U.S. forces to provide a more capable disaster response effort during operations ashore. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nardel Gervacio)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Victor Berg, of Philadelphia assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C. provides simulated cover fire during an amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) at the Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines May 9, 2018 as part of Exercise Balikatan 2018. AMPHIBEX allowed the Philippine and U.S. forces to provide a more capable disaster response effort during operations ashore. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nardel Gervacio)