Images: Exercise Balikatan 2012 [Image 9 of 15]
Photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
U.S. Army soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Gerald Miller, staff non-commissioned officer in charge, Capt. Orlando Craig, officer in charge, both with 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, and U.S. Army Col. Philip Young, Combined Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force Deputy Commander, discuss the progress of an engineer civic assistance project at Tagbarungis Elementary School, March 26, 2012. Philippine and U.S. military members are constructing a new building at the school during Exercise Balikatan 2012, an annual bilateral training exercise aimed at improving Philippine and U.S. military force interoperability during planning, contingency, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. This is one of five ENCAPs the island of Palawan will receive during the exercise, which officially begins April 16, 2012.