PH-US Army kicks-off bilateral Exercise

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The Philippine Army and the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) kick off on March 5, 2022, the 20-day Salaknib Exercise that aims to deepen interoperability between the two Armies at the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) headquarters in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.

“Salaknib demonstrates the long-standing partnership between PA and USARPAC,” USARPAC Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, the guest of honor and speaker of the event, said in his remarks.

Salaknib — which means “shield” in Ilocano — is an annual bilateral combined exercise that aims to enhance the defense readiness of Filipino and American troops by developing tactical interoperability. The 2022 edition of Salaknib focuses on the capability development of 1BCT, the Army’s primary combined arms, and rapid deployment unit.

The large-scale exercise will be participated by US soldiers and Philippine Army troops from 1BCT, Training and Doctrine Command, Army Support Command, 51st Engineering Brigade, Civil-Military Operations Regiment, Army Artillery Regiment, Army Aviation Regiment, Armor Division, Light Reaction Regiment, Special Forces Regiment (Airborne), and First Scout Ranger Regiment. — PA

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