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PH, US troops to join ‘Salaknib’ exercises March 5-24

(Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy)

MANILA – This year’s “Salaknib” exercises between Filipino and American militia items is slated March 5-24.

The participants are troops from the Philippine Navy’s (PA) 1st Brigade Wrestle Group, Practicing and Doctrine Expose, Navy Toughen Expose, 51st Engineer Brigade, Civil-Protection drive Operations Regiment, Navy Artillery Regiment, Aviation Regiment, Armor Division, Gentle Reaction Regiment, Particular Forces Regiment, and First Scout Ranger Regiment and their counterparts from United States Navy Pacific Expose (USARPAC).

“Salaknib, which device shield in Ilocano, is a testomony to our enduring ties with the US Navy. It’s anchored on the Philippine-US Mutual Protection Treaty and has been ongoing since 2015,” PA commander, Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. mentioned in a press launch Sunday.

“Salaknib” is an annual exercise backed by USARPAC and hosted by the PA. It objectives to beef up the defense readiness of every Filipino and American troops by increasing tactical interoperability and on the identical time, showcase the US authorities’s resolve to fulfill its alliance duties in the world.

Final January 21, the PA and USARPAC teams executed the three-day inspection of the proposed practicing websites in Central Luzon to impact sure availability, suitability, and practicing-worthiness.

Brawner commended the “Salaknib” planning group for accomplishing an intensive planning path of geared toward guaranteeing the success of the bilateral exercise even amidst the pandemic.

“The conduct of mixed practicing exercises between the Philippine and US armies will capacitate us in effectively going by device of the short-altering security panorama of the Indo-Pacific enviornment,” Brawner mentioned. (PNA)

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