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Eagle Vision exchange ‘focuses’ on U.S., Philippines military-to-military relationship

January 31, 2017

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CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognized the impact strong alliances make on national security when he stated in his recent message to DOD employees “that no nation is secure without friends.” In the week leading up to Mattis’s message, a team of U.S. and Philippine service members met at Clark Air Base, Philippines, for a series of bilateral Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs) concentrated on strengthening military-to-military relationships between the two countries.

The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing deployed its Eagle Vision ground-based satellite imagery system alongside Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 5th Engineer Detachment Geospatial Planning Cell and 500th Military Intelligence Brigade. The Airmen and Soldiers met with 15 Philippine intelligence specialists to train together.

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