Philippine Marines in action at RIMPAC 2018

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Filipino operatives from Philippine Marines have conducted noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training with United States Marines and other forces as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018.

According to US Marines, a NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger.

RIMPAC 2018 provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of US Marines in the Pacific, the US Marines said.

A Philippine marine sights in with an M4 carbine to observe enemy combatant role players during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training. US Marines photo

A Philippine marine provides security as U.S. Marines move into position during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training. US Marines photo

Philippine and U.S. Marines stack alongside a building to engage enemy combatant role players during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training. US Marines photo

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