PHL, US armies conduct Balance Piston 2020

The Philippine Army is now hosting the first iteration of the Philippines – United States Balance Piston 20-1 from January 26 to February 23, 2020.

The Balance Piston 20-1, which is one of the annual training exchanges between the two countries, is composed of the participants from the US Army’s 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the Philippine Army’s 18th Special Forces Company, Special Forces Regiment (Airborne).

The training is being held at the Philippine National Police Maritime Group Training Facility in Puerto Princesa, Palawan and at the Headquarters of the 18th Special Forces Company in Rizal, Palawan.

The Balance Piston training exercise aims to strengthen the PA counter-terrorism capabilities and to enhance the interoperability between the PA and the US Army.

“The Philippine Army continue to support and conduct trainings with its foreign counterparts as it helps ensure that our troops get necessary exercise to enhance their capabilities in various fields. It also helps develop and strengthen our cooperation with other armies in training and information exchange,” said Col. Ramon P. Zagala, Army spokesperson. PHILIPPINE ARMY