U.S., Philippine, and Japanese Forces Conclude Exercise KAMANDAG 3

Philippine and U.S. service members conducted training in amphibious operations, live fire drills, military operations in urban terrain, reconnaissance, low altitude air defense, aviation operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and other areas. Manila, October 22, 2019 — The Philippines, Japan, and the United States conducted the closing ceremony of exercise KAMANDAG 3 at Marine ...
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U.S. and Philippines Conduct Assault Amphibious Vehicle Subject Matter Expert Exchange

U.S. and Philippine Marines participated in an Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) in Subic Bay, Philippines, from Aug. 26 – Sept. 6, 2019.  The U.S. Marine Corps has partnered with the Philippine Marine Corps for the last eight years to develop skill sets and policies to enable the Philippine Navy and ...
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Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Pacific Lt. Gen. Craparotta Visits Manila, Emphasizes U.S.-Philippine Alliance

Manila, February 18, 2019 — Lieutenant General Lewis A. Craparotta, Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), visited the Philippines from February 16 to 18 and emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Philippine alliance to the Indo-Pacific region. During his visit, Craparotta met with the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ...
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U.S. Armed Forces and AFP Complete Successful First KAMANDAG

Manila, October 12, 2017 — U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, together with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts, successfully concluded the inaugural exercise KAMANDAG yesterday during a closing ceremony at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown, Taguig, Philippines. KAMANDAG, which ran from October 2 to 11, is an acronym for ...
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U.S. and Philippine Marines Train Together in Okinawa

Manila, August 15, 2017 — From July 11 to 26, Philippine Marines from Assault Armor Battalion and U.S. Marines from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division worked together to become familiar with Amphibious Assault Vehicles and how to best utilize their capabilities. This is the first time that members of the Armed Forces of the ...
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U.S. and Philippine Marines Practice Urban Warfare Techniques

During Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 last week in Zambales, Philippines, U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 3d Marine Division helped Philippine Marines to improve their basic urban warfare techniques based on feedback from Philippine military forces in Marawi.  These techniques included how to clear rooms, hallways, and multi-level buildings.  The bilateral ...
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U.S. Government Donates Law Enforcement and Community Medical Facility for Philippine Police and Military Use in Tawi-Tawi

Tawi-Tawi, May 11, 2017 — During a visit to Tawi-Tawi yesterday, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael S. Klecheski handed over a Law Enforcement and Community Medical Facility to the Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP MG), the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine Marines in support of the shared U.S.-Philippine goal to strengthen maritime public ...
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