Photo Credit: Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Clowney
Philippine Army Staff Sgt. Manny Vergara (right), dental technician, assists Lt. Col. Daniel Hash, 807th Medical Command, Fort Douglass, Utah, at the medical civic assistance project held March 31, at the Pundakit Elementary School, Philippines, as part of Balikatan 2011. Balikatan is a bilateral annual exercise between the Philippines and the United States. Humanitarian assistance and training activities enable servicemembers to get to know each other, train together and provide assistance in communities where the need is the greatest. They improve their ability to operate as one team in joint projects.