The training started with a joint amphibious landing and was followed by coastal defense training. The unit worked with the Philippine Marine Corps and other Armed Forces Philippines for eight days in the Western Pacific. The Philippine Marine Corps coastal defense regiment provided command and control, and the US third Marine regiment combat operations center provided real-time targeting data.
The drill began with a combined amphibious Landing, followed by coastal defense training providing the unit with an opportunity to train in the Western Pacific working alongside the Philippine Marine Corps and other Armed Forces Philippines counterparts over the course of eight days. U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 (HMH-466), conduct flight and forward arming and refueling point operations during Balikatan 22 at Cagayan, Philippines.