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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Late night fast roping.

A Philippine Special Operations Soldier fast ropes out of a SH-60 Sea Hawk during fast rope training with U.S. SOF Soldiers at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines. Philippine, Australian and U.S. Special Operations Forces will be training together over the next three weeks during Balikatan 2014. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. have had a long-standing relationship and welcome the Australian Defence Forces increasing participation in Balikatan.

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Staff Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, 6 MAY 2014.)

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Philippine, Australian, and U.S. SOF on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, May 1, 2014.

Philippines, Australian and U.S. Special Operations Forces will be training together over the next three weeks during Balikatan 2014. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. armed forces have had a long-standing relationship and welcome the Australian Defence Force’s increasing participation in Balikatan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

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CQB event hosted by the Philippine Marine Corps. Helmet Camera Footage.

I’ll dedicate my viewing of The Pacific on HBO Asia tomorrow to the men and women of the Philippine Marine Corps and the United States Marine Corps, both celebrating their birthdays this month! SEMPER FI, MARINES!!! OOORAH!!

And I’m also dedicating this to the memory of the late and great Gunnery Sergeant John “Manila John” Basilone, who celebrated his birthday last Monday. Happy birthday, Gunny! And by the way Jon Seda plays him in The Pacific.

(Honor by Hans Zimmer)

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 3rd Battalion (BN), 8th Marine Regiment (3/8), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC), confer about their units next move during a small unit tactics exercise while on a Unit Deployment Program (UDP) to Ternate Marine Base, Cavite Province, Philippines (PHL), participating in a Marine Interoperability Exercise (MIX), which is a joint training exercise between USMC and Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Marines, 02/13/2003