WATCH: Philippines, US marines hold amphibious landing exercise
The Essex ESG conducted an evaluation exercise (EVALEX) from 2-10 October 2008 in Okinawa, Japan, to hone their skills working with the 31st MEU in a series of air and amphibious landing exercises
. Flight deck operations were extensive, drawing from the resources of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 (Rein) and Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223.
Salamat said Amphibious landing exercises
are conducted to allow military forces to practice transporting troops from ship to shore under hazardous circumstances - dangerous weather or even an aggressive enemy.
Nathaniel Casem of the Philippine Marines, link arms following the opening ceremony of the joint U.S.-Philippines amphibious landing exercise
dubbed PHIBLEX 2015 at the Philippine Marine barracks at Fort Bonifacio at suburban Taguig city east of Manila, Philippines AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The nine-day Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise
opened Thursday at a ceremony in the Filipino marine headquarters in Taguig City.
F-18s and another Philippine F-5 for an amphibious landing exercise
scheduled for Friday.
But other PH-US drills like the Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise
(Phiblex) and Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training (Carat), which focus on external and maritime security, were scrapped
during an amphibious landing exercise
near a base in Ternate, Cavite Province, about 34 kilometers south of Manila.
He scrapped the other joint drills of the two countries - the Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise
(Phiblex) and Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training (Carat) - which focused on external and maritime security.