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U.S. Chinook transport helicopters prepare to drop off U.S. Marines... News PhotoAir Vehicle,Arrival,CH-47 Chinook,Day,Event,Healthcare And Medicine,Helicopter,Horizontal,Philippines,Politics,Preparation,Transportation,US Marine CorpsPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPU.S. Chinook transport helicopters prepare to drop off U.S. Marines as they arrive at Crow Valley, Tarlac province in northern Philippines on October 9, 2012, to take part in the annual 10 day Philippine-US Amphibious Landing Exercises program which includes combined live fire exercises, aircraft displays, a helicopter raid as well as medical missions around Subic and in the western island of Palawan. The Philippines said on October 8 a former US naval base facing the South China Sea could play a key role as a hub for US ships as Washington moves to boost its presence in the Asia Pacific. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/GettyImages)