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July 9, 2018

U.S., Philippines Strengthen Alliance With Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

The U.S. and Philippine navies kicked off maritime training activity Sama Sama, a weeklong engagement focused on naval capabilities and designed to strengthen the close partnership between the navies.

May 31, 2018

Face of Defense: California Marine Returns Home to Philippines

A Marine from Castro Valley, California, returned to his original home while participating in a large-scale multilateral exercise in the Philippines.

May 11, 2018

Balikatan 2018: U.S., Philippine Forces Share Ideas, Best Practices

U.S. and Philippine armed forces work to cultivate strong partnerships between the two nations by exchanging and demonstrating best practices and procedures during exercise Balikatan 2018, at various locations across the Philippines.

Oct. 25, 2017

Mattis: U.S., ASEAN Member Nations Address Shared Concerns

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is a firm supporter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its commitment to regional peace and stability after departing the Philippines en route to Thailand.

Oct. 24, 2017

Defense Secretary Affirms Commitment to Asia-Pacific Region

During the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in the Philippines, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ‎reaffirmed the United States' commitment to regional allies and partners and to a free and open Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Oct. 23, 2017

Mattis in Philippines to Strengthen Ties with ASEAN, Discuss North Korea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said strengthening ties with allies, increasing defense capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and discussions about the threat of North Korea are among the topics he will contend with on his trip.

Oct. 22, 2017

Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific and meet with allies and partners in the region, with planned stops in the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea.

Oct. 20, 2017

U.S., Philippine Airmen Join Forces for Pacific Responder 17

Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group and the Philippine air force members participated in the first Pacific Responder exercise held at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

Aug. 21, 2017

Exercise Enhances Cooperative Maritime Security Efforts

The goal of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise is to increase multilateral cooperation and information sharing among navies and coast guards across South and Southeast Asia.

May 19, 2017

Exercise Balikatan Engineers Build Classrooms and Friendships

On the Philippine island of Leyte, U.S. military and Philippine army engineers build not only a new classroom for local children, but also friendships that will last for years to come.

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