Balikatan 2009 exercise

Balikatan 2009 exercise
Image by The U.S. Army
FT. MAGSAYSAY, Philippines (AP) – Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, instructs Filipino soldiers how to properly fire a machine gun during the Balikatan 2009 exercise.

The training exercise brings together both the U.S./Republic of the Philippines to ensure readiness in the event of a natural disaster.

Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise at Fort Magsaysay begins

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10 Responses to Balikatan 2009 exercise

  1. rfwberdw says:

    It’s so sad to see how the USA projects itself around the world in a posture of dominance, belligerence and violence.

    Another world is possible.

  2. jas0n_v1 says:

    Yeah it is sad…sad to see the people in the Army apparently do not know proper weapon safety teaching one of our allies how to fire a weapon. They could be seriously injured standing in front of a weapon like that. -_-;;

    And to ^Berd…that is the most unintelligent and ill informed comment I have read.

  3. Koopa.kodakgold says:

    What’s sadder then ^Berd’s ignorance is whoever wrote the description as they don’t know the difference between a MK19 and the M2….

    jas0n v1, that’s why you perform proper weapon clearing procedures before handling it…..

  4. JACarlsonSr says:

    It is the soldier, not the reporter,
    who has given us freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
    who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is a soldier who salutes
    the flag, who serves under the flag,
    whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    and who allows the protester to burn the flag.

  5. rfwberdw says:

    Imperialism is tyranny. Imperialism is oppression. Imperialism is a a socio-economic disease of the worst sort.

    Imperialism is destroying the USA.

  6. jspecracer7 says:

    Freedom of the press. Brought to you by the American fighting spirit.

  7. jspecracer7 says:

    Just realized that thing isn’t a 50 cal. It lobs grenades really well though.

  8. Fort Sill Cannoneer says:

    Yet, only in the USA and the rest of the western world, Berd, do you have the freedom to make those comments without having your toungue cut out in public.

  9. Koopa.kodakgold says:

    LOL, they changed the description from ".50 caliber machine gun" to "machine gun"

  10. Ichthys101 says:

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Armed Forces of the Philippines, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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