Yokota Airmen expand engagement at Balikatan

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Members of the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, discuss low-cost, low-altitude (LCLA) operations with Philippine Navy personnel during Exercise Balikatan near Basa, Republic of the Philippines May 14, 2014. LCLA is a tactical airlift capability that accurately delivers humanitarian aid and supplies to remote regions with minimal rigging costs. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Air Force Maj. Teodoro Apalisok)
Members of the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, discuss low-cost, low-altitude (LCLA) operations with Philippine Navy personnel during Exercise Balikatan near Basa, Republic of the Philippines May 14, 2014. LCLA is a tactical airlift capability that accurately delivers humanitarian aid and supplies to remote regions with minimal rigging costs. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Air Force Maj. Teodoro Apalisok)

Yokota Airmen expand engagement at Balikatan

by: 374th Airlift Wing | .
Yokota Air Base | .
published: May 16, 2014

SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines -- Airlifters from the 374th Airlift Wing are taking to the sky alongside Republic of the Philippine counterparts during Exercise Balikatan. Balikatan, which means "shoulder to shoulder," is an annual bilateral training exercise involving 2,500 U.S. and 3,000 Philippine service members.

During the exercise, C-130H aircrews from the 36th Airlift Squadron are sharing low-cost, low-altitude (LCLA) tactics, techniques and procedures with Philiipine Navy personnel in order to strengthen interoperability and practice the ability to deliver humanitarian aid and supplies to remote regions during times of crises.

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