Apr 23, 2013

A Philippine reconnaissance Marine demonstrates how to cook a duck during a jungle survival course for U.S. Marines and sailors from Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, as a part of exercise Balikatan 2013 here, April 12. Balikatan is a Filipino term that means “shoulder-to-shoulder” and characterizes the spirit of the exercise, focusing on Philippine-U.S. partnership and shared commitment to the mutual defense treaty. 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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