Oct 20, 2012

Gunnery Sgt. Eric Smith, staff noncommissioned officer in charge of the Palawan engineering civil affairs projects and a native of Bastrop, Texas, (left) stands with B. Gen. Craig Timberlake, commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade as they overlook the completed concerete septic tank at the Tagburos Elementary School here, Oct. 15. The ENCAP construction sites took under two weeks, finishing with two closing ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. The ENCAPs is one of multiple humanitarian civil affairs projects conducted by the 31st MEU throughout the island of Palawan during the Amphibious Landing Exercise in the Philippines. PHIBLEX, now in its 29th iteration, is an annually-scheduled exercise between the U.S. and Philippine forces, aimed at strengthening military-to-military interoperability and bilateral relationships.

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