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US and Philippine soldiers prepare for field training exercise

U.S. Army Spc. Mene Loia leads fellow soldiers in Bravo Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Army Reserves, in gun drills, April 15, in preparation for field training exercise portion of Balikatan 2012. Balikatan, which translated means shoulder-to-shoulder, emphasizes the bilateral partnership between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. forces.



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This work, US and Philippine soldiers prepare for field training exercise [Image 4 of 5], by SSG Richard Colletta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.15.2012

Date Posted:04.20.2012 16:07

Photo ID:562693

VIRIN:120415-A-#####-001

Resolution:1448x972

Size:861.71 KB

Location:FORT MAGSAYSAY, PHGlobe

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