Images: Philippine, US military unite through Filipino eating fest
Photo by Capt. Staci Reidinger
Republic of the Philippines Marine Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban, far right, commander of Western Command, and his wife Irene Sabban, share in a, “Boodle Fight” meal, which symbolizes unity and camaraderie through eating together with your bare hands. The general and his wife were joined by Philippine and U.S. military members to include Exercise Balikatan 2012 U.S. Army Col. Philip Young, center, deputy commander of the Combined Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force, Philippine navy Capt. Rosauro Sarmiento, commander of the CJCMOTF, left of Young and U.S. Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Lewis Martin, CJCMOTF sergeant major, right of Young, March 30, 2012. Exercise Balikatan 2012 will kick off its official opening ceremony, marking its 28th iteration, April 16, 2012.