JPMRC-X in the Philippines comes to a close

By Staff Sgt. Tommie BerryJune 11, 2024

JPMRC-X | Closing Ceremony
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido, delivers remarks to the participants of Salaknib / JPMRC-X 2024 during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division, 196th Infantry Brigade and the Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division, salute during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans, the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division, alongside Philippine Army counterparts, salutes during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Capt. Michael Shipley, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, receives an award during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans, the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division, exchanges gifts with Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido, during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans, the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division, delivers remarks to the participants of Salaknib / JPMRC-X 2024 during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans, the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division, engages in conversation with Philippine Army counterparts during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans, the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division, engages in conversation with Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Andrew D. Costelo, the commander of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, during the closing ceremony held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The annual Salaknib exercise enhanced the strategic readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army and Philippine Army while building on the shared vision of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Aguridakis) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Philippines — U.S. and Philippine Army soldiers and distinguished guests come together for the closing ceremony of the 2024 Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable exercise held at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, from June 1-10, 2024.

JPMRC-X featured approximately 1,500 troops assigned to the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division and 196th Infantry Brigade, and the Philippine Army’s 5th and 7th Infantry Divisions, as they worked side by side to enhance military readiness and interoperability with the goal of strengthening peace and security in the region. The exercise also highlighted subject matter expert exchanges between the U.S. and Philippine armies to provide instruction and learn best practices in several key functional areas, including movement and maneuver, fires, sustainment and protection.

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, scans the horizon during a simulated assault as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 9, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, scans the horizon during a simulated assault as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 9, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Carleeann Smiddy)
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A Philippine Army Special Forces operator assigned to the 28th Infantry Battalion scans his sector of fire for opposing forces (OPFOR) as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Philippine Army Special Forces operator assigned to the 28th Infantry Battalion scans his sector of fire for opposing forces (OPFOR) as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Carleeann Smiddy)
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“Over the last several months, the training has been absolutely world-class,” said Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans, 25th Infantry Division commander. “The ability to work alongside your division staff and soldiers has made us better war fighters, it’s increased our lethality, it’s developed cohesive teams between our two armies, and forged relationships that will continue to grow and prosper for generations to come.”

The exercise tested the U.S. Army’s strategic readiness and demonstrates the ability of the installation, material and sustainment enterprise to rapidly move Soldiers, equipment and supplies from the U.S. to the Indo-Pacific theater at scale.

“This exercise is a realization of our shared belief in the importance of training,” said Lt. Gen. Roy Galido, commander of the Philippine Army. “It serves as a way to enact a joint readiness and strengthen or cooperation allowing us to function more effectively in emerging situations as allies.”

The Commanding General of the Philippines Army Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido, visit U.S. and Philippine Army Soldiers at a Joint Operations Center as part of JPMRC-X on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The execution of JPMRC-X in the Philippines is focused on supporting the Philippine Army’s development of its Combat Readiness Training Area (CRTA) at Fort Magsaysay and is conducted with a brigade from the Philippine Army's 7th Infantry Division, in coordination with the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division and 196th Infantry Brigade.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Commanding General of the Philippines Army Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido, visit U.S. and Philippine Army Soldiers at a Joint Operations Center as part of JPMRC-X on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 10, 2024. The execution of JPMRC-X in the Philippines is focused on supporting the Philippine Army’s development of its Combat Readiness Training Area (CRTA) at Fort Magsaysay and is conducted with a brigade from the Philippine Army's 7th Infantry Division, in coordination with the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division and 196th Infantry Brigade. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Carleeann Smiddy) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Philippines Army soldier with the 7th Infantry Division conducts an air assault maneuver as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 1, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (U.S Army National Guard photo by Spc. Carleeann Smiddy)
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Philippines Army soldier with the 7th Infantry Division conducts an air assault maneuver as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 1, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (U.S Army National Guard photo by Spc. Carleeann Smiddy) (Photo Credit: Spc. Carleeann Smiddy)
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U.S. Army Sgt. Ratu Komaisavai, a sniper assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion, roleplaying as opposing forces (OPFOR), directs U.S. Army Spc. Lavarias Kawika, an infantryman assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion, also roleplaying as OPFOR,  towards simulated enemy fire during an engagement as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt. Ratu Komaisavai, a sniper assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion, roleplaying as opposing forces (OPFOR), directs U.S. Army Spc. Lavarias Kawika, an infantryman assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion, also roleplaying as OPFOR, towards simulated enemy fire during an engagement as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Moeger)
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The presence of U.S. forces and training alongside the Philippine Army is a tangible demonstration of U.S. security commitments to the Philippines and strengths both of our armies via tough physical and intellectual challenges.

“Over the last 10 days, these teams have shared hardships from the weather, the terrain, and relentless opposing force comprised of Soldiers from the United States Army and Scout Rangers from the Philippine Army,” said Evans.

A Philippine Army Special Forces operator assigned to the 28th Infantry Battalion treks through the jungle to search for opposing forces (OPFOR) as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Philippine Army Special Forces operator assigned to the 28th Infantry Battalion treks through the jungle to search for opposing forces (OPFOR) as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Carleeann Smiddy)
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Philippines Army soldiers assigned to the 7th Infantry Division sit in a Boeing C-47 Chinook flown by the 2-25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division during an air assault maneuver as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 1, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Philippines Army soldiers assigned to the 7th Infantry Division sit in a Boeing C-47 Chinook flown by the 2-25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division during an air assault maneuver as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 1, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Moeger)
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U.S. Army Sgt. Ratu Komaisavai, a sniper assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion, roleplaying as opposing forces (OPFOR), fires blank rounds during a simulated n engagement as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt. Ratu Komaisavai, a sniper assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion, roleplaying as opposing forces (OPFOR), fires blank rounds during a simulated n engagement as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Exportable (JPMRC-X) exercise at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, June 7, 2024. This iteration of JPMRC-X marks the first deployment to the Philippines, which will enable and assist the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in building combat training center locations within the Philippines.

The JPMRC-X is a Department of the Army initiative consisting of a deployable package of personnel and equipment designed to support training exercises across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Moeger)
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As our oldest treaty ally in East Asia, the Philippines plays a key role in helping secure a free, open, peaceful, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. Through exercises like JPMRC-X, we enhance our ability to work together, building upon our collective strength towards ensuring a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific region

“As the Philippine Army shifts its focus to territorial defense, training exercises like this remain a high relevance,” said Galido. “To this, our soldiers can be trained for more complex and realistic scenarios, large scale movement, and sustainment.”