Photo Credit: Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Clowney
Air Force Capt. Todd Dean, physician assistant, 932nd Medical Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., examines a patientâ€™s throat during a 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 Philippine 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.