US, Philippine soldiers train together

As part of Exercise Salaknib, Filipino and American soldiers held a night familiarization fire event on March 6 at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija.

US Army photo

Exercise Salaknib (SK) is an Army-to-Army theater security cooperation exercise between the Philippine Army and United States Army Pacific (USARPAC).

SK contributes to enhancing U.S. and Philippine defense readiness, development of tactical interoperability while simultaneously strengthening bilateral relationships and demonstrating United States resolve to support the security interests of allies and partners in the region.