9 months US, PH troops kick off joint military drills in Fort Magsaysay MB
By Roy Mabasa The United States Army Pacific and the Armed Forces of the Philippines have kicked off with the opening ceremony of the Exercise Salaknib 2019, an annual, bilateral exercise geared to enhance US and Philippine defense readiness and tactical interoperability while strengthening multinational relationships. American and Filipino soldiers pose for a group picture in front of M113 Armored Personnel Carriers. (US Emabassy in the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN) US Army 7th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III and Philippine Army 7th Infantry Division Acting Commander Brig. Gen. Lenard Agustin led the opening ceremony on Wednesday. Exercise ... more