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Oct 4, 2015

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael De Hoyas, center, talks to Philippine and U.S. Marines about clandestine operations at Ternate, Philippines, Oct. 1, 2015. The Marines rehearsed clandestine landings with their Filipino counterparts, which increased their mission readiness during maritime raid operations. This training was in part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015, which is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy Forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations — from disaster relief, to complex expeditionary operations. De Hoyas from San Antonio, Texas, is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Philippine Marines are reconnaissance men with 64th Force Reconnaissance Company, Marine Special Operations Group.

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