Apr 10, 2019

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Hiroya Ako, left, observes as Philippine Army 1st Lt. Arlyn Luzon injects a dental patient with a local anesthetic during a cooperative health engagement at Bulsa, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines, April 5, 2019 as part of Exercise Balikatan. U.S. Sailors with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, are working with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Australian Defence Forces to support local communities throughout the Philippines. Procedures and lessons learned throughout the exercise events strengthen U.S.-Philippine relationships, increase interoperability with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and enhance operational readiness. Ako, a dentist with 3rd Dental Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, is a native of Seattle, Washington. Luzon, a dentist with the 1303rd Dental Dispensary, is native of Taguig City, Philippines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Fike)

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