Weekend Update: Oct. 20, 2013

Survival of the Fittest at PHIBLEX 14: Philippine Marines Teach U.S. Marines Jungle Survival Skills


1stLt Dilan Swift drinks water from a nonpoisonous vine Oct. 10, 2013, as part of a jungle survival course at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines, during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. Photo by LCpl Jose D. Lujano.

By LCpl Jose D. Lujano

NAVAL STATION LEOVIGILDO GANTIOQUI, SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES,Republic of the Philippines - For over a decade U.S. Marines have been committed to the conflicts in the Middle East, but as the focus shifts to the Asia-Pacific region, the ability to fight and survive in the jungle regains its importance.

Philippine instructors led a jungle survival course for U.S. Marines Oct. 10, 2013, at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Republic of the Philippine, during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014.

Philippine and U.S. Marines train side-by-side during PHIBLEX 14 to ensure they are capable of working together effectively to conduct humanitarian assistance and regional security operations. . . To continue reading, click here.