Photo Credit: Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Holly
Philippine Army Col. George Patrick V. Avila (left), Combined Army Forces commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines, gives a gift symbolizing the partnership between the Republic of the Philippines and U.S. militaries to U.S. Army Col. Jack K. Pritchard, commanding officer of the 196th Infantry Brigade during the closing ceremony of the field training exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 25 for Exercise Balikatan 2012. The FTX consisted of nine days of intense and continuous training, combined with outreach projects in the surrounding communities. In the spirit of sh"úshoulder-to-shoulder,sh"ù Philippine and U.S. armed forces bilaterally conducted live-fire ranges, explosive ordnance disposal training and tactical operations, as well as community relations projects.
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