Posted 2 weeks ago
Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) from Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps have conducted amphibious maneuvers with Philippine Navy’s Tarlac-class landing platform dock BRP Tarlac (LD 601), the Philippines’ largest warship, in Subic Bay.
The maneuvers were conducted as part of US-Philippines KAMANDAG exercise which stands for “Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat” or “Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea.”
KAMANDAG 2017 was launched October 2 and will end on October 11.
It focuses on enhancing counter terrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) capabilities and conducting humanitarian and civic assistance projects.
“Some of the activities that service members will be able to practice together include combat lifesaving, shipboard mass casualty response, live fire training, urban operations, movement ashore, and humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” the US Embassy in Manila said.