BALIKATAN 2011 OPENS: Convergence towards Disaster Relief
Public Affairs Office, AFP: CAMP EMILIO F AGUINALDO, Quezon City—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the U.S. Armed Forces’ 27th “Balikatan” Exercises is scheduled to open 10 a.m. Tuesday here where troops of both nations have continuously trained on maintaining high level of readiness and interoperability in responding to natural disasters and other crises.

Read the full press release: PR 04 April Balikatan 2011 opens.doc

U.S., Republic of Philippine forces to begin Balikatan 11 April 5
U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office: REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES — Balikatan 11, the annual bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Republic of the Philippine forces, takes place in the Philippines April 5-15, with preliminary work on community infrastructure projects beginning this month.

Read the full news release: Balikatan News Release 003-01-11.doc