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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2013, 03:37:56 AM »
Help identify these please... they look really cool.

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013, 04:44:32 AM »
Help identify these please... they look really cool.

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2013, 05:44:06 AM »
Is that Mt. Samat, Mariveles at the background?

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2013, 08:49:29 AM »


Philippines (left) and US (right) troops walk to their base after conducting a squad live fire exercise during the Philippine-US Balikatan Exercise at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on Thursday. Thousands of US and Filipino troops began annual military exercises aimed at strengthening defense capabilities in Asia.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/image/images/04/11/13/ph-and-us-troops-live-fire-exercise
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2013, 08:57:09 AM »


Philippines (left) and US (right) troops walk to their base after conducting a squad live fire exercise during the Philippine-US Balikatan Exercise at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on Thursday. Thousands of US and Filipino troops began annual military exercises aimed at strengthening defense capabilities in Asia.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/image/images/04/11/13/ph-and-us-troops-live-fire-exercise
Is the PA still not issued with gloves? hmm. A marine friend of mine has one.
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2013, 02:35:08 PM »
Is that Mt. Samat, Mariveles at the background?


I think mt Santa Rita in Hermosa Bataan  notice the background  the former radar facility of U S Navy in Subic Bay

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2013, 08:29:20 PM »


Philippine troops (foreground) prepare to board a Huey helicopter while a US Air Force C-130 plane prepares a touch-and-go landing exercise as part of the annual joint Philippine-US military exercise at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on Thursday, April 11. Thousands of US and Filipino troops began the annual military exercises that the PHL said were vital to building its defense capabilities to face the rising threat of China. AFP/Ted Aljibe

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 06:51:26 AM »
Is the PA still not issued with gloves? hmm. A marine friend of mine has one.

just my observation.. into looking a more modern fully combat geared Pnoy soldier for this generation

wow! our troops really look great wearing those armored vests. Still the lack of gloves, knee caps and there kevlar not in suiting the PA camo, if applied soon that would complete PA combat gear for actual operations in the future.

plus the vest's camo isn't contrast with standard  dark PA camo .
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 07:25:07 AM »
From: Exercise Balikatan Facebook Page


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Landing craft utility (LCU) 1651 enters the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, and will be participating in the annual Republic of Philippines-U.S. military blilateral training exercise and humanitarian assistance engagement Balikatan 2013. (Photo by US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
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A rigid-hulled inflatable boat, assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), returns to the ship with the man overboard training aid "OSCAR" during an integrated man overboard drill with the Jacinto-class corvette ship BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35) as a part of exercise Balikatan 2013. Tortuga is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, and is participating in the annual Republic of Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise and humanitarian assistance engagement Balikatan 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 07:27:35 AM »
From: Asean Military Defense Review Facebook Page


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Philippine Air Force Col. Arturo J. Orticio, left, gets fitted for an anti-gravity suit by U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Michael A. Parks April 10 in preparation for him flying in the back seat of a U.S. Marine FA-18 Hornet April 12 at Clark Field, Philippines. The flight will be conducted as part of exercise Balikatan 2013.
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2013, 07:43:43 AM »
just my observation.. into looking a more modern fully combat geared Pnoy soldier for this generation

wow! our troops really look great wearing those armored vests. Still the lack of gloves, knee caps and there kevlar not in suiting the PA camo, if applied soon that would complete PA combat gear for actual operations in the future.

plus the vest's camo isn't contrast with standard  dark PA camo .
(|8| The armor is actually in contrast with their fatigue if you look further away. With the PA and PMC going pixelized, their current fatigues would better fit in(contrast) with other accessories i.e helmet, scarf, armor, knee caps, CS and etc. in the near future.
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2013, 12:10:42 PM »
hmm.. i thought i'm seeing it a little bit lighter than there fatigue...  :goggles:
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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2013, 04:30:15 PM »
AFP has far more pressing matters to pay attention too than gloves and kneepads w/c just adds to the  tacticool factor but not much else.

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2013, 05:34:29 PM »
From: Asean Military Defense Review Facebook Page



Did that article say "anti-gravity suit?"  :lol: I guess it basically is one - sort of  :D

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Re: Balikatan 2013 Photos
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2013, 06:07:06 PM »
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Did that article say "anti-gravity suit?"   I guess it basically is one - sort of  :lol:

Yup. BTW it's just a Military-themed Facebook Page. I think the appropriate term is G Suit  :D

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