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2,700 US troops to arrive for war games

Posted by Mai on September 29th, 2007

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2,700 US troops to arrive for war games

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Around 2,700 US Marines are expected to arrive in the country in the next few days for two joint military exercises that will begin Oct. 15.

Navy Ensign Rommel Rodriguez, public affairs officer for the joint US-RP Phiblex and Talon Vision exercises, said that the two-week war games would involve troops from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Unit (3rd MEU) and the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

The US troops will arrive in the country on USS Juneau, USS Tortuga and USS Essex.

“The objective of the exercises is to emphasize that bilateral training is vital in maintaining readiness and capabilities for both US and Philippine troops, and to emphasize the importance of counter-terrorism training,” Rodriguez said.

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