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Balikatan 2012 comes to an end

A group of Filipino and U.S. service members laugh with one another at post Exercise Balikatan 2012 celebration at Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines, April 26, 2012. The service members trained with one another during Exercise Balikatan 2012 (BK12). BK12 is a bilateral training exercise conducted annually between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines. This year marks the 28th iteration of the nations’ exercise. The Filipinos are with the Philippine Air Force. The Marines are with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.



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This work, Balikatan 2012 comes to an end [Image 1 of 5], by Cpl Alyssa N. Gunton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.26.2012

Date Posted:04.27.2012 22:01

Photo ID:567266

VIRIN:120426-M-UY849-076

Resolution:4368x2912

Size:6.07 MB

Location:PUERTO PRINCESA, PHGlobe

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