Balikatan 2019: AFP, U.S. Army begin construction project at Pagasa Elementary
Airmen with the 355th Aviation Engineer Wing, Armed Forces of the Philippines, engage in conversation with Soldiers from the 561st Engineer Construction Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, before the Engineering Civic Action Project 4 opening ceremony at Pagasa Elementary School in Orani, Bataan, as part of Exercise Balikatan, March 12, 2019. 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, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations. The military relationship between the U.S. and the Philippines is strong and based on mutual respect and cooperation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Vargas)