IN PHOTOS: US, PHL Marines show big guns

United States and Philippine Marines showed out their big guns for the live fire artillery subject matter exchange during this year’s Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). The live fire artillery subject matter exchange was conducted at Crow Valley in Camp O’Donnell in Capas, Tarlac October 2.

The Filipino Marines under 18th Marine Company, Field Artillery Battalion fired M101 105mm Towed Howitzers while US Marines artillery expert under 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade are observing.

While US Marines fired their 60mm Mortar System.

Around 860 US Marines and 748 of their Filipino counterparts are taking part in the annual military maneuvers. Opening ceremony for PHIBLEX was conducted October 1 and will last until October 9. Humanitarian and civic assistance projects in Palawan for PHIBLEX was started September 21.

Filipino Marines loads a 105mm round during a live fire exercise with the M101 105mm howitzer at Crow Valley. US Marine Corps photo

Filipino Marines loads a 105mm round during a live fire exercise with the M101 105mm howitzer at Crow Valley. US Marine Corps photo

Drills for PHIBLEX are being conducted in Ternate, Cavite; Crow Valley, Tarlac; and in San Antonio, Zambales which will include command post exercise, field training exercises, amphibious operations and combined arms training.

US Marines set up a mortar during platoon movement to contact. US Marine Corps photo

US Marines set up a mortar during platoon movement to contact. US Marine Corps photo