Balikatan 2019: AFP, U.S. Army begin construction project at Pagasa Elementary
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Viera of the 561st Engineer Construction Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, leads his platoon during the playing of the National Anthem at the Engineering Civic Action Project 4 opening ceremony 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, counter-terrorism, and other combined military operations. The U.S. military is committed to supporting the humanitarian interests of our Philippine partners, as well as those of other regional allies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Vargas)