‘Bees and Marines Train Together at Balikatan

Photos by MC1 Doug Harvey, NMCB 4

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 participated in Balikatan, an annual Philippine-U.S. military bilateral training exercise that is a signature element of the Philippine-U.S. alliance focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance, maritime law enforcement and environmental protection.

“Balikatan” is a Filipino term that means “shoulder-to-shoulder” and characterizes the spirit of the exercise, focusing on Philippines-U.S. partnership and commitment to the nations’ mutual defense treaty.

Balikatan 2016

EO3 Michael Finley, NMCB 4, and Marines attached to CLB 4 load equipment onto USNS Millinocket (T-EPG 3) for Exercise Balikatan 2016, Okinawa, Japan, April 2. (160408-N-LO156-038)

Balikatan 2016

Seabees attached to NMCB 4 and Marines attached to CLB 4 load gear and supplies onto USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) for Exercise Balikatan 2016, Okinawa, Japan, April 2. (160408-N-LO156-023)

Balikatan 2016

NMCB 4  Seabees and U. S. Marines set up a Central Logistics Point camp in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan 2016, April 8. (160408-N-LO156-074)

Balikatan 2016

NMCB 4 Seabees and U. S. Marines prepare to set up a Central Logistics Point camp in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan 2016, April 8. (160408-N-LO156-070)

Balikatan 2016

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 and CLB 4 members on board USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) transit to Exercise Balikatan 2016, Okinawa, Japan, April 3. (160403-N-LO156-015)

Balikatan 2016

Seabees attached to NMCB 4 unload heavy equipment off of USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) at Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for Exercise Balikatan 2016, April 8. (160408-N-LO156-024)

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