The United States Sailors and Marines under the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade together with Filipino counterparts launched the inaugural exercise KAMANDAG on October 2.
Activities for KAMANDAG will be conducted in different parts of Luzon until October 11.
KAMANDAG stands for “Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat” or “Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea.”
It focuses on enhancing counter terrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) capabilities and conducting humanitarian and civic assistance projects.
“Some of the activities that service members will be able to practice together include combat lifesaving, shipboard mass casualty response, live fire training, urban operations, movement ashore, and humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” the US Embassy in Manila said.
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