19th CARAT Philippines Supports Strong and Enduring Maritime Relationshiphttp://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75092
Story Number: NNS130627-03 Release Date: 6/27/2013 2:05:00 PM
From Commander, Task Force 73 Pubic Affairs
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines exercise commenced with an opening ceremony in Subic Bay, June 27.Continuing through July 2, CARAT Philippines 2013 consists of seven days of shore-based and at-sea training events designed to address shared maritime security priorities, develop relationships, and enhance interoperability among participating forces.
"For the past 19 years, CARAT Philippines has played a major role in the strong and enduring relationship between our naval forces," said Rear Adm. Tom Carney, commander, Task Force 73 and commander, Naval Forces CARAT. "This year's exercise builds on that longstanding foundation, and offers many opportunities to conduct joint and combined training with the Philippine navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps."