Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (DWDD) – The Philippine and US Armed Forces ended their month-long war exercises in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan which started Nov. 14.
This Philippine Army’s training engagement with the US Special Operations Forces is called “Balance Piston 16-4,” which is meant to hone the Filipino soldiers’ skills in basic war fighting and to improve the relationship of the two armed forces.
The exercise only involved a small unit of soldiers – 30 to 40 personnel – and the live firing aspct during the training has been reduced in terms of volume and they added “Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief” component.
The Closing Ceremony was graced by Commodore Allan Ferdinand V Cusi, AFP, Deputy Commander, Western Command (WESCOM). WESCOM PAO / MCAG