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Balikatan 2019

Balikatan 2019
April 1-12, 2019

Over 7,500 military troopers from the Philippines, the United States and Australia took part in this year’s Balikatan exercises in Northern and Southern Luzon as its 35th iteration evolved from a bilateral to a multilateral activity.

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The term ‘Balikatan,’ translates from the Tagalog phrase that means ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ or ‘sharing the load together,’ characterizes the spirit of the exercise and represents the partnership between the U.S. military and the Philippines.

AGES Aviation Center, Inc. is honored to have once again been a part of the success of this year’s exercises and continues to support the steadfast relationship between the participating countries.

Below: Members of the Balikatan including Generals Smith and McPhillips together with our GM Christopher Salonga take a minute to cap off the 2019 exercises. #AgesAviation #AGESatyourservice