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U.S., Filipino forces kick off engineering projects in Palawan

Seabees with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 out of Okinawa, Japan, pour and smooth concrete during the engineering civil affairs project here, Oct. 10. Part of the Philippine Bilateral Amphibious Landing Exercise 13, Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct multiple humanitarian civil affairs projects throughout the island of Palawan, rendering medical, dental and engineering aid to the Filipino locals. PHIBLEX, now in its 29th iteration, is an annually-scheduled exercise between the U.S. and Philippine forces, aimed at strengthening military-to-military interoperability and bilateral relationships.



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This work, U.S., Filipino forces kick off engineering projects in Palawan [Image 1 of 2], by Sgt Jonathan Wright, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.10.2012

Date Posted:10.10.2012 21:52

Photo ID:719060

VIRIN:121010-M-UY543-033

Resolution:5106x3234

Size:2.83 MB

Location:PUERTO PRINCESA, PHGlobe

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