US, Philippine officials close Balikatan exercise
Photo Credit: Spc. Jacqueline Guerrero
From left to right, Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander; Armed of the Forces Philippines Army Gen. Eduardo Oban, AFP chief of staff; Under Secretary of Defense Affairs Honorio Azcueta; Honorable Leslie Bassett, deputy chief of mission, U.S. Embassy to the Philippines; and Rear Admiral Victor Emmanuel, Philippine exercise director, stand together after the conclusion of closing ceremonies April 15 for Balikatan 2011 at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines. Balikatan, which means “shoulder-to-shoulder” in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines, is an annual joint military exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines.
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