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Exercise Balikatan 2012

Veterinarian Joven P. Obay injects an anti-rabies vaccine into a dog during a veterinary civic assistance project (VETCAP) at Virgilis R. Mabanua Elementary school, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines on April 13, 2012. Philippine and U.S. military members are conducting several VETCAPs across Palawan during Exercise Balikatan 2012 (BK12), an annual bilateral training exercise aimed at improving Republic of the Philippines and U.S. military force interoperability during planning, contingency, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.



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This work, Exercise Balikatan 2012 [Image 3 of 7], by Cpl Carl Payne, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.13.2012

Date Posted:04.18.2012 21:50

Photo ID:561343

VIRIN:120413-M-HN458-065

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:1.24 MB

Location:SAN PEDRO, PH

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