Task Force Promotes Philippine Military Capability, Partnership
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines, July 18, 2012 – The senior U.S. commander in the Pacific capped off his visit to the Philippines yesterday getting a firsthand view of the fruits of a decade-long partnership between the two allies that has helped make solid progress in countering terrorism.
Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, meets with U.S. Marines assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force in Zamboanga City, the – Philippines, July 17, 2012. Locklear traveled to the Philippines to meet with high-level military and government officials to address issues of mutual interest to the U.S. military and the Armed Forces of the Philippines and to strengthen the alliance. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Danny Hayes