U.S., Philippine Airmen increase interoperability during subject matter exchange
Communication professionals with the 18th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct a subject matter expert exchange on a communications flyaway kit during the first day of the current iteration of the Air Contingent at Antonio Bautista Air Base, Philippines, Sept. 26, 2016. The flyaway kit is a rapidly deployable, self-contained satellite communication link that can be used in situations in which military forces must deploy to an area that does not have available communication platforms, particularly in times of natural disaster. The Air Contingent is helping build the capacity of the Philippine Air Force and increases joint training, promotes interoperability and provides greater and more transparent air and maritime situational awareness to ensure safety for military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. Its missions include air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, and assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. George Maddon)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. George Maddon |  VIRIN: 160926-F-ZG223-005.JPG