From the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) Website (Oct 14): 3rd Maintenance Battalion hits the road
Marines from 3rd Maintenance Battalion participated in several convoys with members of the Philippine Army and Philippine Marine Corps in support of Philippine-U.S. Bilateral Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013. The participants received classes on convoy operations, the M11-51 A1 and the MK23 A1 before conducting convoys around Camp O’Donnell and Crow Valley. “The classes were very helpful,” said Philippine Army 2nd Lt. Rani V. Birog, the platoon commander for 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army. “This is our first time on any of the U.S. vehicles, so it helped us familiarize ourselves with the trucks and what weapons are mounted to them....”
Philippine Army 2nd Lt. Rani V. Birog debriefs U.S. Marines and Philippine Army after a convoy on Crow Valley, Republic of the Philippines. Members of the Philippine Marines, Army and U.S. Marines participated in a convoy to learn how one another reacts to certain situations in support of Philippine Bilateral Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013. Birog is the platoon commander for 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army.