Filipino, American marines conduct covert landing

Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force of United States Corps and Philippine Marine Corps rehearsed clandestine landings and withdrawals at Ternate, Cavite October 1 during the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). Filipino and American marines executed scout swimmer techniques for a swift, silent, deadly amphibious landing and withdrawal.

PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by US Marine and Navy Forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across the range of military operations from disaster relief, to complex expeditionary operations.

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.

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.