The United States and Philippine have reached an agreement that allows for rotational deployment of US military forces at five bases, amid an ongoing standoff with China over the South China Sea. The deal was announced on Friday, when the two countries issued a joint statement listing the bases as Antonio Bautista Air Base, Basa Air Base north of Manila, Fort Magsaysay in Palayan, Lumbia Air Base in Mindanao and Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base in Cebu.
|A C-130 Hercules from the USAF 36th Airlift Squadron flies at low altitude with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the USAF 25th Fighter Squadron April 27 as part of exercise Balikatan 2015 in Philippines|
(Crédit: USAF/Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen)