An annual exercise, held for the betterment of the performances of our soldiers in commitment to security, stability and humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief, yes BALIKATAN exercises.
Running, reloading live round bullet to machine guns, the U.S. Philippine Marines set off C4 charges and conduct live-fire squad attacks during the Balikatan exercise at Crow Valley, Philippines.
Bombs had been set-up, tried and tested, guns had been fired up, testing of assets and munitions had been held like scene in a real battlefield.
Continued blast of practiced firing is music to their ears. A well-geared Army it is.