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Philippine, US pararescue teams train during Balikatan 2012

Philippine and U.S. pararescueman from the Philippine Air Force’s 505th Rescue Squadron and U.S. Air Force’s 31st Rescue Squadron traded tips and viewpoints on how to successfully perform rescues and apply medical procedures during Exercise Balikatan 2012 here April 17. Balikatan is a Filipino word which means “shoulder-to-shoulder,” this training improves both forces’ ability to respond quickly and work together in the event of natural disasters and other crises that could threaten public health and safety.



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This work, Philippine, US pararescue teams train during Balikatan 2012 [Image 3 of 4], by Cpl Codey Underwood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.17.2012

Date Posted:04.20.2012 01:50

Photo ID:562155

VIRIN:120418-M-FF989-001

Resolution:3000x2000

Size:2.04 MB

Location:CLARK AIR BASE, PHGlobe

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