2023 Balikatan CE SME exchange Published May 15, 2023 By 18 Civil Engineer Group 18 Civil Engineer Group Philippines -- To maintain a strong relationship and increase interoperability in the Indo-Pacific, 18th Wing Airmen with the 18th Civil Engineer Group engaged in a four-day Subject Matter Expert Exchange event with the Philippines air force’s 355th Aviation Engineer Wing from Apr. 10 to Apr. 14, 2023. The group shared techniques and procedures on Airfield Damage Repair (ADR), including the use of Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) mat. 18 CEG engineers also met with PAF Brigadier General Rey Bes, where he expressed his excitement for the partnership and looked forward to the continued collaboration as a part of Balikatan exercises in the future.