Balikatan 2019: AFP, U.S. Army begin construction project at Pagasa Elementary
Airmen from the 355th Aviation Engineer Wing, Armed Forces of the Philippines and soldiers from the 561st Engineer Construction Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command and 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, 351st Civil Affairs Command, take part in a catered lunch during the Engineering Civic Action Project 4 opening ceremony as part of Exercise Balikatan, March 12, 2019. The military relationship between the U.S. and the Philippines is strong and based on mutual respect and cooperation. Exercise Balikatan, in its 35th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter-terrorism, and other combined military operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Vargas)