U.S. Army To Hold Joint Combat Training in the Philippines

Thousands of troops will take part in the drills.

Major General Marcus Evans, commanding general of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, said that the Army will conduct joint combat drills in the Philippines in June. The exercises will include helicopters and artillery fire in a jungle setting, with roughly 2,000 U.S. and Philippine forces involved.

“We have to be prepared to respond to humanitarian crisis, natural disaster crisis, and that is what this training affords us the opportunity to do,” General Evans stated. “While we feel confident in our overall readiness and training path, it’s something that we can never be complacent in.”

He added, “It really is a way for soldiers, leaders, and units to be able to see themselves during a simulated combat environment scenario.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Major General Evans to be led by the Lord as he commands the Army’s 25th Infantry Division.
  • For U.S. and Philippine military leaders as they join forces to conduct the combat training.

Sources: AP, Army Times


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