POTD: U.S. Navy SEALs in Philippines

Eric B
by Eric B
U.S. Navy SEALs in Philippines. Can you identify the firearm?

Photo Of The Day – Today we rock some pictures of U.S. Navy SEALs as they participate in a live-fire range during Balikitan 22 in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. There were also Australian Operators with the 2nd Commando Regiment, Special Operations Commands participating in the same event, who can be seen below.

Balikatan is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. Balikatan, Tagalog for ‘shoulder-to-shoulder,’ is a long-standing bilateral exercise between the Philippines and the United States highlighting the deep-rooted partnership between both countries. BK22 is the 37th iteration of the exercise and coincides with the 75th anniversary of U.S.-Philippine security cooperation.

Members of the Philippine Navy Special Operations Group, Australian Operators, and U.S. Navy SEALs participate in a live-fire range during Balakitan 22.

Below: A U.S. Navy SEAL in a live-fire range.

An Australian operator with 2nd Commando Regiment, Special Operations Command shooting his handgun.

Another Australian operator.

As a U.S. Navy SEAL you get a lot of water and sunshine, just check our previous POTDs: Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team with U.S. Navy SEALs, Thai and US Navy SEALs in Cobra Gold Exercise and Over-The-Beach with the U.S. Navy SEALs. However, there’s some cold and snow as well: NAVY SEALs.


Photos by U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt. Mario A. Ramirez.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • SCW SCW on May 18, 2022

    A Troy Alpha rail is nowhere near rigid enough for a laser to maintain zero. I had one when they first came out and the mounting system was a joke.

    • Suppressed Suppressed on May 19, 2022

      @SCW No money should every be spent on Troy products. For starters, they hired Lon Horiuchi. Fvck Troy Industries.

  • ReallyBigMistake ReallyBigMistake on May 22, 2022

    a few years ago I deployed to Zamboanga to handle radar stuff
    it sucked, worst deployment ever.

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