PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise between U.S. Sailors and Marines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and build upon professional and personal relationships between the two nations.

 PHIBLEX 2011 News Articles

USS Essex
Sailors take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony held aboard USS Essex
Seaman Henry Stumpf directs an amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st MEU in the well deck of USS Germantown
A Marine assigned to the 31st MEU directs a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle out of the upper vehicle storage area
USS Denver
A landing craft utility approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9)
USS Germantown (LSD 42)
Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, commanding officer of the USS Germantown (LSD 42), answers questions from local media aboard the ship.
USS Essex
Marines assigned to the 31st MEU prepare to disembark the USS Essex

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