US, PHL underwater construction teams conduct dive operations

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American and Filipino sailors performed dive operations under Exercise Balikatan 2018 on May 9.

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Filipino sailors who participated in the said operations are part of Philippine Navy 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion Underwater Construction Team (UCT).

American sailors who participated in the event are attached to UCT 2.

Balikatan 2018 officially started May 7 and will end on May 18.

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This year’s Balikatan is the 34th iteration with focus on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations.