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Australia collaborates with US and Philippines in major exercise

australia collaborates with us and philippines in major exercise
U.S. Airmen and Australian Soldiers apply floor concrete during Balikatan 2017 in Ormoc City, Leyte, April 29, 2017.

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have deployed to the Philippines for Exercise Balikatan 2017 — an annual exercise hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Pacific Command (US PACOM).

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have deployed to the Philippines for Exercise Balikatan 2017 — an annual exercise hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Pacific Command (US PACOM).

This is the fourth time that Australia has participated in the exercise.

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Air Commodore Noel Derwort, Director General Engagement and Assessment, Headquarters — Joint Operations Command said Exercise Balikatan demonstrates Australia’s commitment to build regional capacity in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and regional security.

"This exercise allows us to build on our strong relationship with the Armed Forces of the Philippines while maintaining good interoperability with United States Pacific Command," AIRCDRE Derwort said.

"This year’s exercise has already seen ADF personnel return to Ormoc City on Leyte Island where they made an important contribution to the recovery from Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

"Other ADF personnel are contributing to exercises that build regional capacity to respond with HADR and security operations."

Exercise Balikatan 2017 runs from 08-19 May and will involve 80 ADF personnel.

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The exercise includes a command post exercise component, a humanitarian civic assistance program on Leyte and Samar Islands and a range of military training activities involving an Air Force AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and personnel from Special Operations Command.

 

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