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Balikatan 2013 comes to an end

From left to right: U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling, commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; the honorable Honorio S. Azcueta, Filipino Under Secretary for National Defense, Brian Goldbeck, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines; Philippine Army Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff; Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Virgilio Domingo, the commandant of the Command and General Staff Course and the Philippine Balikatan exercise director, stand shoulder-to-shoulder at the Balikatan 2013 closing ceremony.



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This work, Balikatan 2013 comes to an end, by LTJG Bryan Mitchell, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.16.2013

Date Posted:04.18.2013 00:10

Photo ID:909193

VIRIN:130417-N-ZZ000-101

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:3.45 MB

Location:MANILA, PHGlobe

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