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 "Philippine Navy Capt. Rosauro Sarmiento, commander of Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force, laughs at a joke shared by U.S. Marine Capt. Amelia Griffith, team leader of Marine Civil Affairs Team, CJCMOTF, before a school groundbreaking ceremony at the Santa Cruz Barangay here 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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