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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shawn James tightens bolts on an F/A-18C Hornet at Clark Air Base, Philippines, March 28, 2019, during preparation for Exercise Balikatan 2019. Balikatan is an annual exercise between the U.S. and the Philippines and comes from a Tagalog phrase meaning "shoulder-to-shoulder," representing the partnership between the two countries. The U.S. is proud to participate in the Philippines-led exercise in order to conduct capabilities development training that enhances our forces' tactics, techniques and procedures across a wide range of military operations. James, a native of New Jersey, is an airframes mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)