Philippine community, U.S. Marines work shoulder-to-shoulder to break ground at local school
Photo Credit: 1st Lt Ray Ragan (USACAPOC (A))
PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN, Philippines " U.S. Army Col. Philip Young, deputy commander of Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force (left); Philippine Navy Capt. Rosauro Sarmiento, commander of CJCMOTF; Catalina Maming, captain of Barangay Santa Cruz; and U.S. Marine Capt. Amelia Griffith, team leader of Marine Civil Affairs Team, CJCMOTF, prepare for a Palawan tradition called Pundasyon, where coins and stones are place in the foundation of a building March 19. The school site is one of five schools to be built on the island of Palawan during exercise Balikatan 2012. The exercise focuses on the Philippine-U.S. partnership and commitment to mutual defense and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY " 1st Lt. Ray K. Ragan)
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