View post tag: US Navy View post tag: US Marines View post tag: KAMANDAG Photo: An AH-1Z Viper helicopter with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169 flies in the sky during the final exercise of KAMANDAG 3 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 17, 2019. Photo: US Marine Corps The US, Philippines and Japan concluded the bilateral military exercise Kamandag 3 in a ceremony in Manila, Philippines, on October 18.The Philippine-led, bilateral military exercise, which was designed to increase readiness through capabilities development, improve combined responsiveness, and enhance partnership and interoperability between Philippine, Japanese and US forces.This year’s KAMANDAG marked two major milestones during the exercise. The Philippine Marine Corps successfully launched their assault amphibious vehicles for the first time alongside US and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force AAVs to conduct a multilateral amphibious landing.Additionally, significant advancements were made during bilateral air defense and threat reaction drills between Philippine and US forces, which support territorial defense training.Throughout the exercise, Philippine and U.S. service members conducted training in amphibious operations, live fire drills, military operations in urban terrain, reconnaissance, low altitude air defense, aviation operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and other areas.The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s participation in the exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training scenarios. All three countries partnered during a variety of community relations events, including teaching hundreds of local civilians in the Luzon region about lifesaving skills, disease prevention practices, and overall personal wellness.“Our forces have enhanced capabilities, interoperability and readiness through teamwork fostered by a true dedication to the attainment of excellence,” said Maj. Gen. Paul J. Rock Jr., 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding general. “Seeing the output of their hard work and expertise, I have the utmost confidence that our forces stand prepared in their mission to uphold peace and security throughout the Indo-Pacific region.” View post tag: JGSDF View post tag: Philippine Navy Share this article
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead‘s weekly RAD Tracks Thursday video series is the gift that keeps on giving! This week, for the series’ 68th installment, the band has released pro-shot footage of “Here Comes Sunshine”, complete with a trippy lead-in improv jam, from their July 2nd show at Belly Up in Aspen, CO. Watch the performance (and the crazy projection light show that accompanied it) in the video below:Jam Cruise also continued the steady release of professional videos from their 2016 voyage this week with a video of Russo and company performing “Viola Lee Blues” on the boat’s pool deck on January 6th. Check it out here:The band is currently firing on all cylinders coming off two of their largest shows ever at last weekend’s Lockn’ Festival and has a number of shows booked for the remainder of this year, including a three-night run on their home floor, Brooklyn Bowl, from Thursday, October 6th to Saturday, October 8th.