BK 13 – New San Pascual Footbridge Open for Business

040414-N-VN372-004 ZAMBALES, Philippines—(April 14, 2013) U.S. Exercise Deputy Director Balikatan 2013 Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Richard Simcock thanks the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 for their work in constructing the new San Pascual footbridge in San Narciso municipality. NMCB 5 Seabees worked together with Philippine Seabees from the Naval Construction Brigade to complete this project which was one of seven engineering civic action projects (ENCAP) completed by Combined/Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force (CJCMOTF) units in support of exercise Balikatan 2013. Balikatan is an annual Philippine-U.S. bilateral exercise. Humanitarian assistance and training activities enable the Philippine and American service members to build lasting relationships, train together and provide assistance in communities where the need is the greatest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey/Released.)

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