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dr demented:
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--- Quote ---US, PHL marine units to participate in PHIBLEX 33

MANILA, Sept. 25 (PNA) -- US marines and sailors from the US Marine Expeditionary Brigade and the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike will be participating in the 33rd Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) which will take place in various locations in Luzon and Palawan from October 4 to 12.

Humanitarian civic assistance efforts, an amphibious landing exercise and live-fire training featuring artillery are just a few of the many team buildingopportunities during PHIBLEX 33, all designed to advance cooperation, improve inter-operability and assist in strengthening bilateral amphibiouscapabilities.

"The opportunity to train and build mutually beneficial capabilities with our Armed Forces of the Philippines partners is essential for sharpening our bilateral amphibious and humanitarian assistance capabilities, both hallmarks of the US Marine Corps,” 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commander Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen said.

“Exchanging expertise and cultivating our longstanding security alliance provides a cornerstone for security and stability in the region, and has for decades,” he added.

PHIBLEX 33 will include approximately 1,400 US service members based in Okinawa, Japan and 500 Filipino personnel working side-byside to grow capabilities and better prepare to operate together during a natural disaster or armed conflict.

The humanitarian and civic assistance portion of the exercise, beginning this month and concluding on Oct. 12, includes engineering projects to improve local infrastructure and health engagements to exchange medical best practices and supplement the medical needs of Philippine citizens.

Field training during the exercise includes small arms and artillery live-fire which will provide the and US Marine units multiple opportunities to maintain and sharpen their skills while enhancing an already high level of inter-operability.

Additional US units participating include Amphibious Squadron 11, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the three ships of Bonhomme RichardAmphibious Ready Group (BHR ARG).

The ARG consists of the USS BHR (LHD-6), the USS Green Bay (LPD-20), and the USS Germantown (LSD-48).

Philippine units include the 3d Marine Brigade and the Philippine Navy’s new strategic sealift vessel, the BRP Tarlac (LD-601). (PNA)
BNB/PFN
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Ayoshi:
PHIBLEX 33 | Phl-US Annual Amphibous Exercise | DWDD -  October 3, 2016

--- Quote ---Some of the exercise activites are as follows:

* PHIBLEX33 Opening Ceremony on October 4, 2016 to be held at the Acero Hall, Headquarters Philippine Marine Corps, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
* Amphibious Landing Exercise on October 7, 2016 at the Naval Education Training Command in San Antonio Zambales.
* Combined Live Fire exercise (CALFEX) on October 10, 2016 at the Crow Valley in Tarlac.
* Turn-over ceremony of Engineering project at the Palawig Elementary School and San Vicente Elem School on October 11, 2016 at Sta Ana, Cagayan, and,
 * Closing Ceremony PHIBLEX33 on October 12, 2016 at the Acero Hall, Headquarters Philippine Marine Corps, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. AES / PAO PMC / MCAG
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Ayoshi:
Annual US-Philippine war games begin | straitstimes - Oct. 5, 2016

United States Marine Corps and Philippine Marine Corps personnel linking arms yesterday during the opening ceremony of the annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise. Military leaders from both sides continue to emphasise the strong bilateral ties despite the Philippine President's recent remarks. Photo: Reuters

Ayoshi:
USNS Millinocket participates in PHIBLEX | dvidshub.net

Date Taken:   10.01.2016
Date Posted:   10.05.2016 20:59

161001-N-IX266-001 PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines— Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-ESD 3) arrives here Oct. 1 to embark equipment and personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of this year’s iteration of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 33) 2016. PHIBLEX 33 is an annual Philippine-U.S. military bilateral exercise that is a signature element of the Philippine-U.S. alliance focused on a variety of missions to include humanitarian assistance and amphibious landing exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Grady Fontana/Released)
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161001-N-IX266-014 PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines— A line of Philippine Marines embark onto expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-ESD 3) here
Oct. 1. The Millinocket is here to embark equipment and personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of this year’s iteration of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 33) 2016. PHIBLEX 33 is an annual Philippine-U.S. military bilateral exercise that is a signature element of the Philippine-U.S. alliance focused on a variety of missions to include
humanitarian assistance and amphibious landing exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Grady Fontana/Released)

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