Balikatan 2015 engineering civic assistance projects have started in Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command area of responsibility. Philippine and United States servicemen are working shoulder-to-shoulder to build classrooms.
“Philippine and United States service members have gotten things rolling in Puerto Princesa, Philippines,” Exercise Balikatan’s social networking page posts. “They’ve begun working together to build a classroom for the Santa Lourdes High School.”
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Wesley Timm released photos how US carpenter masonry specialists, engineers and military personnel work with their Filipino counterparts and interact with the community in Palawan, April 7.
This year marks the 31st iteration of Balikatan Exercise, an annual PHL-US bilateral military training and humanitarian civic assistance engagement. Balikatan 2015 will officially be opened on April 20.