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    Boston Native in Philippines as a Marine

    Headquarters Battalion partcipates in Exercise Balikatan

    Photo By Cpl. Charles Plouffe | U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andre Allen makes sure that camp operations during Exercise...... read more read more

    BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES

    05.14.2018

    Story by 1st Lt. Ryan Lowcher 

    3rd Marine Division   

    OKINAWA, JAPAN - A Boston native is participating in a large-scale multilateral exercise in the Republic of the Philippines.

    Lance Cpl. Andre Allen, a data systems specialist and Milton High School graduate, is deployed to Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base in support of Exercise Balikatan 2018. He currently serves in Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa Japan.

    "At Balikatan, I am part of a quartering party here to support the camp set-up and make sure that the entire operation runs smooth," said Allen.

    As a Marine in the Pacific, he takes every opportunity to highlight the Marine Corps as a force for good.

    "It is important that we are out here because we need to know how to operate with other units, branches and countries," he added.

    Allen's mission is to oversee all aspects of computer networking administration which allows Marines to communicate in a tactical environment.

    Balikatan is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training event focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations. BK 34-2018 will take place in the Philippines May 7 to 18

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    Date Taken: 05.14.2018
    Date Posted: 05.14.2018 19:34
    Story ID: 276886
    Location: BOSTON, MA, US 
    Hometown: MILTON, MA, US

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