Members of the Philippine Navy, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. military sit on the stage after completing construction at C.J. Torre Elementary School in support of KAMANDAG in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Oct. 7, 2017. Bilateral exercises such as KAMANDAG increase the ability of the United States and the Philippines to rapidly respond and work together during real world terrorist or humanitarian crises, in orbuder to accomplish the mission, support the local population and help mitigate human suffering. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tiana Boyd)