Botolan Mayor Assistant Errin Rico, right, suggests locations for community engagements with Lt. Mike Brock, seated center, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Victoria Cruz of the military civil affairs team. Philippine army Lt. Markjil Garma, of the 24th Infantry Battalion/ 7th Infantry Division, standing, is working with the MCAT as a liaison providing local expertise. Philippine and U.S. service members are conducting humanitarian civic assistance projects throughout the Zambales province in support of exercise Balikatan 2013. Balikatan is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise and humanitarian assistance engagement. Balikatan in Filipino means "shoulder-to-shoulder" and characterizes the spirit of the exercise and the Philippines-U.S. alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason A. Penny/RELEASED)
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