Apr 12, 2013

A Philippine Marine fires his M-14 rifle at a target during a combat marksmanship program shoot as part of exercise Balikatan 2013 here, April 8. Marines and Sailors from Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Philippine Marines fired side by side, improving their interoperability with one another. Balikatan 2013 helps maintain a high level of interoperability and enhances military-to-military relations and combined combat capabilities. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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