Unit Banner could not be loaded.


III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013 ends

By Gunnery Sgt. David J. Drafton | III Marine Expeditionary Force | October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012 -- SUBIC BAY, Philippines - U.S. and Philippine forces concluded the bilateral Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013 with a closing ceremony at Subic Bay International Airport Oct. 18.

Throughout the exercise, members of the armed forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marines and sailors with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade provided medical and dental care to hundreds of local residents and built new facilities such as bathrooms, a septic system, a two-room addition to a school and a pavilion.

The exercise was not limited to civic-military operations. PHIBLEX 2013 also consisted of a bilateral staff exercise and multiple bilateral field training events, culminating in a combined live-fire exercise. The wide range of training conducted during PHIBLEX 2013 ensures the two nations are able to respond together to a variety of potential missions, from disaster relief to the defense of territory.

“The Philippines-U.S. amphibious landing exercise has become not only a venue for sharing our talents and lessons learned, but also a venue for the development of a training course for both nations,” said Maj. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps. “We have had the opportunity over the past weeks to provide the local people here with services that they can utilize for years to come.”

“PHIBLEX 2013 provided avenues for our participants to develop skills, proficiency and strategies that will enhance our interoperability and capacity for mutual defense,” said Brig. Gen. Remigio Valdez, Philippine exercise director and deputy commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps.

“PHIBLEX 2013 was another demonstration of the great friendship and cooperation between our two nations,” said Harry Thomas Jr., U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines.

Guerrero added that the Philippines and U.S. are committed to standing together to allow the Asia-Pacific region to continue to prosper and remain secure.

“PHIBLEX 13 was a challenging task, but was well worth the efforts of everyone involved,” said Guerrero

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/96725/amphibious-landing-exercise-2013-ends#ixzz2AdqnTVz5


  • Calkins 1 years 77 days ago
    It's a shame you don't have a donate button!
    I'd most certainly donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i'll settle
    for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google
    account. I look forward to fresh updates and will
    talk about this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!
  • Pilcher 1 years 80 days ago
    Hi there! I know this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask.
    Does running a well-established website like yours take a
    lot of work? I am brand new to operating a blog but I do write in my journal every day.

    I'd like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!
  • Bivins 1 years 83 days ago
    Hiya! Quick question that's entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone. I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct
    this problem. If you have any recommendations, please
    share. Appreciate it!
  • boots d. labrador 1 years 272 days ago
    Hi, good day... i would to request a copy of theenccap ceremony last october 17, 2012 at dallipawen elem. School, san narciso, zambales... i am the school principal and we will be glad to see and have a copy if the video... thanks and more copy...

Add Comment

  Post Comment