Marines Train with Philippine Counterparts

Approximately 3,500 U.S. service members and 1,200 Philippine sailors and Marines trained side-by-side during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX 15) in the Republic of the Philippines. The exercise, which lasted for three weeks, consisted of multiple training exercises, small arms and artillery live fire training, amphibious operations, ship-to-shore movement, combined arms training and various humanitarian and civic assistance projects.

The goal of the exercise is to improve the interoperability, readiness and ability to respond to natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Take a look at the training in this video:

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct bi-lateral and integrated combat rubber raiding craft training with Philippine Marines during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX 15), on Pangasinan Island, Palawan, Philippines, on Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. 

U.S. Marine Corps Motion Imagery by Sgt. John C. Lamb

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