Balikatan 11: MEDIA / INTERNET COVERAGE   HOMEPAGE

U.S. Philippines wrap up annual Balikatan exercise
Stars and Stripes, Travis J. Tritten: April 15, 2011 - The U.S. and Philippines wrapped up a joint military exercise Friday after 10 days of combat and disaster-relief training, according to the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

Read the full story: http://www.stripes.com/news/u-s-philippines-wrap-up-annual-balikatan-exercise-1.141114

Aquino assures soldiers of housing
ABS-CBN News, Jorge Cariño: April 13, 2011 - LAUR, Nueva Ecija - The Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) Commander-in-Chief paid a visit to the troops participating in this year's Balikatan exercises held in Fort Magsaysay.

Read the full story: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/04/13/11/aquino-assures-soldiers-housing

Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors
Army News Service, Staff Sgt. Karen M. Person: TARLAC, Philippines -- Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony April 10, to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

Read the full story: http://www.army.mil/-news/2011/04/11/54729-ceremony-honors-bataan-death-march-sufferers-survivors/

Philippine, US troops build classrooms
Sun-Star, Ian Ocampo Flora: April 9, 2011 - CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Philippine and United States soldiers joined forces in constructing classrooms in Central Luzon provinces as part of the Balikatan 2011 civic military action program.

Read the full story: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/pampanga/local-news/2011/04/09/philippine-us-troops-build-classrooms-149552

Guam National Guard in Philippine Exercise (Video)
Guam News Network: 120 Soldiers from the Guam Army National Guard are deployed to the Philippines for exercise Balikatan at Fort Magsaysay in Luzon.

Watch the video: http://www.kuam.com/category/173022/video-landing-page?...clipId=5741251...

Balikatan participants bring joy to Philippine orphanage
Army News Service, Sgt. Scott Akanewich: April 7, 2011 - SAN ANTONIO, Zabales, Philippines -- Smiling faces were everywhere and laughter was heard throughout the Shepherd of the Hill Orphanage as troops participating in Balikatan 2011 visited children to hand out clothing and toys during a outreach event at San Antonio.

Read the full story: http://www.army.mil/-news/2011/04/07/54560-balikatan-participants-bring-joy-to-philippine-orphanage/

U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan
Army News Service, Lance Cpl. Abigail M. Brown: April 5, 2011 - PUNDAKIT, ZAMBALES, Philippines -- Medical and dental care was provided March 31, at Pundakit Elementary School as part of Balikatan 2011. Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to the local community.

Read the full story: http://www.army.mil/-news/2011/04/05/54412-us-philippine-teams-offer-free-medical-care-during-balikatan/

‘Balikatan’ begins with humanitarian touch
Manila Bulletin: April 6, 2011 - MANILA,Philippines (PNA) – Various disaster relief reduction equipment and humanitarian oriented materials were on display as the 10-day annual “Balikatan” exercises kicked off Tuesday at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Read the full story: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/313011/balikatan-begins-with-humanitarian-touch

AFP, US military open 27th Balikatan exercises
Jay Ruiz, ABS-CBN News: April 5, 2011 - The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States Armed Forces formally opened the 27th Balikatan Exercises at the AFP General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo Tuesday morning.

Read the full story: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/04/05/11/afp-us-military-open-27th-balikatan-exercises

Philippine-US joint military exercises start April 5
Inquirer: According to the embassy, "this year's exercises—the 27th edition of the Balikatan series—seek to maintain the high level of readiness and interoperability of the two countries' troops in responding to natural disasters and other crises that threaten...

Read the full story: http://technology.inquirer.net/infotech/infotech/view/20110404-329394/Philippine-US-joint-military-exercises-start-April-5

Korea-based US battalion joins Balikatan
The Philippine Star, Jaime Laude: April 6, 2011 - MANILA, Philippines - This year’s joint Philippines-United States Balikatan war games opened yesterday with a South Korean-based US cavalry battalion joining their Filipino counterparts in ground combat exercises.

Read the full story: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=673416&publicationSubCategoryId=65

US, Philippine Forces to kick off Annual Exercise
ISRIA: April 5, 2011 - US and Philippine forces will kick off Balikatan, their annual bilateral training exercise, tomorrow in the Philippines, though in a slightly scaled-down form. The 10-day exercise will proceed “despite a reduction in the number of participating US Marinies.

Read the full story: http://www.isria.com/pages/5_April_2011_161.php

U.S. and Philippine Forces to Kick Off Annual Exercise
Defense Professionals: April 5, 2011 - WASHINGTON | U.S. and Philippine forces will kick off Balikatan, their annual bilateral training exercise, tomorrow in the Philippines, though in a slightly scaled-down form.

Read the full story: http://www.defpro.com/news/details/23406/?SID=7ae25fa481e576e085ed8cd9c8df0705

Downsized, annual Balikatan exercise starts on optimistic note
Malaya, Victor Reyes: April 5, 2011 - UNITED States and Philippine officials yesterday started on an optimistic note the "Balikatan" exercises despite a decision to reduce the scope of the annual activity.

Read the full story: http://www.malaya.com.ph/apr06/news8.html

Fewer US troops won't adversely affect Balikatan exercises in PHL
GMA News, MARK D. MERUEÑAS: April 5, 2011 - Philippine military officials on Tuesday said this year's joint Balikatan exercises in the country will not suffer a setback even if the number of participating US soldiers has been reduced by half.

Read the full story: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/216948/nation/fewer-us-troops-wont-adversely-affect-balikatan-exercises-in-phl

Balikatan 2011 downsized but participants' zeal as strong—official
Inquirem, Katherine Evangelista: April 5, 2011 - MANILA, Philippines—The reduction of the number of US military participants in this year's Balikatan exercise will not hamper the activities planned for the bilateral training, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said.

Read the full story: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20110405-329525/Balikatan-2011-downsized-but-participants-zeal-as-strongofficial

Balikatan 2011 focuses on disaster relief
Philippine Information Agency: April 5, 2011 - QUEZON CITY, The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States Armed Forces today formally opened the 27th Balikatan Exercises in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Read the full story: http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=26001


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