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3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade

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From left, Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, commander, Southern Luzon Command; Sung Y. Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines; Undersecretary Cardozo M. Luna, Undersecretary of the Department of National Defense; Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, AFP chief of staff; and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Eric M. Smith, commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” during the Exercise Balikatan closing ceremony held at Tejeros Hall, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, April 12, 2019.
U.S. Army combat engineers assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division detonate explosives while performing a breach allowing forces to continue to move forward while participating in a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise during Balikatan 2019 at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Philippines, April 10, 2019.
U.S. and Philippine Marines go from ship to shore in Assault Amphibious Vehicles during an amphibious landing exercise at the Naval Education and Training Command training area, Zambales, Philippines, April 11, 2018 in support of exercise Balikatan 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.
Balikatan 2019
Balikatan 2019: Opening Ceremony
U.S. Marine Capt. Ryan Hawley coordinates air support missions with Maj. Higaharu Kobayashi during Yama Sakura 75 on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 13, 2018. Yama Sakura focuses on the development and refinement of Japan Self-Defense Force and U.S. military bilateral efforts in the areas of coordination, interoperability, and planning through training. Hawley is a firepower controller with 2nd Brigade platoon, 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. Kobayashi is an air force coordinator with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Air Defense Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Valero)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Mark Hanford and Sgt. Nicholas Elston, U.S. Navy Lt. Maundo Lee and Brian Bonzo, and Philippine Marine Corps Capt. Rodilson Malic, pose for a photo with Philippine local, Bryan S. Rodriguez, who they assisted after a motorcycle crash in Ternate, Cavite, Philippines, Oct. 2, 2018.
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Mark Hanford and Sgt. Nicholas Elston, U.S. Navy Lt. Maundo Lee and Brian Bonzo, and Philippine Marine Corps Capt. Rodilson Malic, pose for a photo with Philippine local, Bryan S. Rodriguez, who they assisted after a motorcycle crash in Ternate, Cavite, Philippines, Oct. 2, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kaleb Martin)
Philippine, Japanese, and U.S. service members prepare for the opening ceremony of KAMANDAG 2 in Subic Bay, Philippines, Oct. 1, 2018. The U.S. is proud to participate in this Philippines-led exercise in order to conduct capabilities development training that enhances our forces' tactics, techniques and procedures across a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mackenzie Carter)
Marines with the Joint Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, board a KC-130J Hercules aircraft on Kadena Air Force Base, Sept. 27, 2018. The JHAST conducts a fly-away as a part of the final drill for the Alert Contingency Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Marines with the JHAST will deploy to the Philippines to support exercise KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tanner Lambert)
Marines with the Joint Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, board a KC-130J Hercules aircraft on Kadena Air Force Base, Sept. 27, 2018.
BGen. Christopher McPhillips gives a salute during the KAMANDAG 2 opening ceremony.
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Brigadier General Christopher A. McPhillips, Commanding General, 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and Major General Shinichi Aoki, Deputy Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Western Army, stand side by side at Camp Cortney, Okinawa, Japan, December 5, 2017.
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, embark Assault Amphibious Vehicles onto the Philippine Navy’s BRP Tarlac (LD 601) during exercise KAMANDAG, Subic Bay, Philippines, October 2, 2017. Bilateral exercises such as KAMANDAG increase the ability of the United States and the Philippines to rapidly respond and work together during real world terrorist and humanitarian crises, in order to accomplish the mission, support the local population and help mitigate human suffering. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caleb T. Maher
U.S. and Philippine Marines march colors during KAMANDAG opening ceremony
Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), and Rear. Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, look on as Marines present a cake in commemoration of the Marine Corps birthday during the 3d MEB Marine Corps ball. The event celebrated the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday with a ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas)
Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), and Rear. Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, look on during a ceremony in commemoration of the Marine Corps birthday during the 3d MEB Marine Corps ball. The event celebrated the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday with a ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas)