Philippines, Japan, US Conduct Closing Ceremony for Exercise KAMANDAG 3
U.S. Marines with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently on a unit deployment program under 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and members of the Philippine Marine Corps, receive their range safety brief during the final exercise for KAMANDAG 3 at Colonel Ernesto P. , Ravina Air Base, Oct. 17, 2019. KAMANDAG helps participating forces maintain a high level of readiness and responsiveness, and enhances combined military-to-military relations, interoperability, and multinational coordination. KAMANDAG 3 is a Philippine-led, bilateral exercise. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Manirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries.