FRIDAY FOTO (October 17, 2014)
Hitting the Beach.
This photo is so sharp, you can almost hear the splashing water as U.S. and Filipino Marines (in camouflage helmets) wade toward the beach during a simulated raid for Amphibious Landing Exercise at PHIBLEX15 in Palawan, Philippines on October 2. (Make sure to click on the photo to see a larger image).
PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of skills including disaster relief and amphibious warfare operations. U.S. Army officials this past week in Washington at the Association of the United States Army conference stressed the importance of such multi-national training exercises to solidify both militaries’ readiness for amphibious operations in times of crisis.
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