Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise at Fort Magsaysay begins
Photo Credit: Capt. Ken Ola, 105th Troop Command, Guam National Guard
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, teach a Filipino soldier how to properly fire a 50-caliber machine gun during training at Fort Magsaysay during Balikatan 2009. Balikatan, which is Tagalog for "shoulder to shoulder," is an annual exercise which brings together the militaries from the US and the Republic of the Philippines to ensure military readiness and interoperability.
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