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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.

April 22, 2016

U.S. Conducts Combined-Joint Operation with Philippine Counterparts

At the break of dawn, a Philippine army platoon and one U.S. Army platoon from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, geared-up on Antique Airfield to conduct the final mission of Operation Handa Koa, part of this year’s Balikatan exercise.

April 8, 2016

Pentagon Announces Carter Trip to Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will begin a two-week trip to the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

April 7, 2016

Philippines, U.S. Start Exercise Balikatan 2016

Exercise Balikatan 2016 kicked off in a ceremony attended by government officials and senior U.S. and Philippine military leaders.

April 5, 2016

Balikatan Exercise Strengthens U.S.-Philippine Relationship

The 32nd iteration of Exercise Balikatan is underway in the Philippines with 5,000 U.S. troops and 3,500 members of the Philippines’ armed forces.

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