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U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, clear the landing zone as U.S. Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, load into AAV7A1 assault amphibious vehicles at the beginning of a combined arms live-fire exercise (CALFEX) at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 15, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. The CALFEX is designed to demonstrate cooperation and interoperability between Philippine and U.S. forces as the two militaries continue their commitment to train and share information to improve their ability to coordinate a multilateral response to crisis. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Beckstrom)

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, clear the landing zone as U.S. Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, load into AAV7A1 assault amphibious vehicles at the beginning of a combined arms live-fire exercise (CALFEX) at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 15, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. The CALFEX is designed to demonstrate cooperation and interoperability between Philippine and U.S. forces as the two militaries continue their commitment to train and share information to improve their ability to coordinate a multilateral response to crisis. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Beckstrom)

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