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Fire Professionals from US, Philippines Gather to Build Understanding
Philippine Air Force and civilian Federal Aviation Administration firefighters await under the wing of a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules for their turn to receive instruction on flight deck engine shutdown procedures from U.S. Air Force fire protection specialists during a subject matter expert exchange as part of the current iteration of U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent at Brigadier General Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines, Sept. 26, 2016. 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 Capt. Mark Lazane)

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Photo by: Capt. Mark Lazane |  VIRIN: 161003-F-QQ777-175.JPG