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Oct 20, 2012

Lance Cpl. Christopher Heatherington, combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a native of Fairbury, Ill., pushes the top of a concrete septic tank into place during the engineering civil affairs project at the Tagburos Elementary School here, Oct. 16. The ENCAP construction sites took under two weeks, finishing with two closing ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. The ENCAPs is one of multiple humanitarian civil affairs projects conducted by the 31st MEU throughout the island of Palawan during the Amphibious Landing Exercise in the Philippines. PHIBLEX, now in its 29th iteration, is an annually-scheduled exercise between the U.S. and Philippine forces, aimed at strengthening military-to-military interoperability and bilateral relationships.

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit