The US Embassy in
Already, US Marines and sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and III Marine Expeditionary Force have partnered with members of the Armed Forces of the
Bilateral training during PHIBLEX 14 ensures Philippine and US forces are capable of integrating effectively to conduct humanitarian assistance and regional security missions.
During field training, Philippine and US Marines have enhanced their high-level of interoperability through training, including small boat operations, helocasting, aerial delivery of supplies, medical exchanges between US and Philippine corpsmen, jungle survival, small arms live-fire training and a combined arms live-fire exercise.
Additionally, humanitarian and civic assistance projects kicked off in Legazpi City, Albay, last Sept. 25 with an opening ceremony, and Philippine and US combat engineers have begun renovating a school together.
Furthermore, a bilateral team of military medical and local health professionals are treating Legazpi residents with ailments.