Images: Philippine, U.S. Marines test skills with firing drills [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Lance Cpl. David Hersey
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alto V. Manalac, left, translates the commands of Lance Cpl. Trevor A. Darkalski, middle, to Philippine Marine Sgt. Rene Castroverde during a stress shoot drill at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines, Oct. 6 during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. Bilateral training during PHIBLEX ensures that Philippine and U.S. forces are capable of integrating effectively to conduct both humanitarian assistance and regional security missions. Manalac is a navy corpsman with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to ground combat element, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Darkalski is a machine gunner with Company I, and Castoverde is a sniper with Marine Battalion Landing Team 9, Philippine Marine Corps.
Date Posted:10.17.2013 19:50