U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Peter Gheorghiu, a radio operator with 3d Littoral Combat Team, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, tests a field expedient antenna system and observed the setup of the field expedient antenna during KAMANDAG 7 at Paredes Air Station, Philippines, Nov. 14, 2023. KAMANDAG is an annual Philippine Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps-led exercise aimed at improving multilateral readiness, relationships, and mutual capabilities in the advancement of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

This year marks the seventh iteration of this exercise and includes participants from Japan, the Republic of Korea, and observers from the United Kingdom. Gheorghiu is a native of Plymouth, Ind. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacqueline C. Parsons)