THE Philippine Navy and the United States (US) Navy capped their week-long military training in Cebu yesterday, with upgraded skills of personnel in responding to any maritime threat.
In his speech, Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of Task Force 73 of the US Navy, thanked all the sailors and marines who participated in the exercise.
“The most beautiful part of this thing is that you meet people and you build a new relationship. You build trust at the very important level, on the operational and tactical level, which we can carry on,” he said.
The training dubbed as “Sama Sama 2017,” which was participated in by 200 Filipino and American marines, included boarding ships, search and rescue, basic air defense capabilities, diving, and even cyber information exchange,” he said