Sunday, October 12, 2008

RP and US Joint Military Exercises in Clark Start Soon ....

The Philippines and the United States will hold a two-week joint bilateral training exercise from Oct. 15-28 called the "Talon Vision and Amphibious Landing Exercise" in various parts of Northern Luzon.
The opening ceremony will be held on Oct. 15 in Clark Field, Pampanga.
It will improve interoperability, increase readiness, and further deepen the relationship between US and Philippine security forces, the United States Embassy in Manila said in a statement emailed Friday night.
The two-week training exercise will be participated in by US Marines from the Japan-based 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force and US sailors from the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group.
They will participate in ground-air and naval integration training with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the US Embassy said.
US and Philippine military personnel participating in the exercise will also conduct joint community relations activities in selected local communities, it said.
Among them are medical and dental missions, school construction, classroom repairs and painting, and community beautification projects, the US Embassy added.

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