Ph-US conclude “Salaknib” 2021

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The Philippine Army together with the United States Army completed Ph-US “Salaknib” Exercise 2021 today, July 31, 2021 at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. The Ph-US “Salaknib” Exercise 2021 is a three-week bilateral Army-to-Army exercise composed of 15 training events including urban operations, intelligence, combat engineers operations, indirect fires, medical planning, counter-IED, Military… Continue reading Ph-US conclude “Salaknib” 2021

16th Pacific Partnership mission begins in Manila

USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) sits along the pier in Manila after disembarking the Pacific Partnership 2021 team. (U.S. Navy/MCC Joseph R. Vincent)

Pacific Partnership 21, the annual US-led multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with a medical subject matter expert exchange at Manila Naval Hospital, July 28. The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) arrived at the mission port July 14, where… Continue reading 16th Pacific Partnership mission begins in Manila

China did not ‘expel’ a US warship, US Navy says

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China’s assertions that it employed naval and air forces to evict a US warship from its territory this week are incorrect, according to US Navy officials. The destroyer John S. McCain was “expelled” from waters around the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a senior colonel with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.… Continue reading China did not ‘expel’ a US warship, US Navy says

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

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According to the US embassy in Hanoi, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Southeast Asia later this month. His itinerary includes stops in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. “Secretary Austin’s visit will demonstrate the importance the Biden-Harris Administration places on Southeast Asia and on ASEAN as an essential part of the Indo-Pacific’s architecture,” Pentagon… Continue reading US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

US military school rocked by cheating scandal

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With hundreds of cadets suspected of breaching the academy’s honor code in the spring, America’s famed military school West Point has been rocked by its greatest cheating scandal in decades. The exclusive school, located 95 kilometers north of New York City on the banks of the Hudson River, has a code that states, “A cadet… Continue reading US military school rocked by cheating scandal