Philippine and U.S. Soldiers conduct improvised explosive device training during Balikatan 2017 at Fort Magsaysay in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, May 2017.
Interview: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Little 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion
Question 1: How does training in a jungle environment such as this one have relevance to real world threats posed today?
Question 2: Would you rate today’s mission and the bilateral training with the Philippine Army a success?
Question 3: Can you please explain what took place during the simulated patrol?
Question 4: How valuable is this training for both the U.S. and Philippine Army?
Question 5: Can you please explain the training that took place today?
Question 6: What is the importance of today’s training?
By training together the Philippine and U.S. military build upon shared tactics, techniques, and procedures that enhance readiness and response capabilities to emerging threats.