Apache Troop learns hand-to-hand combat at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines

By Sgt. 1st Class Carlos J. LazoApril 13, 2011

Maj. Danilo Estrañero (left), Armed Forces of the Philippines, demonstrates how to defend against a knife-wielding opponent to U.S. Army Soldiers during hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. The training was part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and the AFP.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Danilo Estrañero (left), Armed Forces of the Philippines, demonstrates how to defend against a knife-wielding opponent to U.S. Army Soldiers during hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. The training was part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and the AFP. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Carlos J. Lazo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Danilo Estrañero (left), Armed Forces of the Philippines, demonstrates how to defend against an opponent with a stick weapon to U.S. Army soldiers during hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. The training was part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and the AFP.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Danilo Estrañero (left), Armed Forces of the Philippines, demonstrates how to defend against an opponent with a stick weapon to U.S. Army soldiers during hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. The training was part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and the AFP. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Carlos J. Lazo) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Lt. Casey R. Kiernan (right), defends against Pfc. Harold R. Henson's attack during hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. Both soldiers, part of Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, are part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Casey R. Kiernan (right), defends against Pfc. Harold R. Henson's attack during hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. Both soldiers, part of Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, are part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Carlos J. Lazo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Eric J. Hulbig (left) reacts to an attack from Sgt. Avery B. Mack as part of  hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. Both soldiers, part of Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, are part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Eric J. Hulbig (left) reacts to an attack from Sgt. Avery B. Mack as part of hand-to-hand combat training at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 7. Both soldiers, part of Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, are part of Exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Carlos J. Lazo) VIEW ORIGINAL