Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Army (PA) Brigadier General (BGEN) Rafael Romera (left), AFP Exercise BALIKATAN 2004 Co-Director, and US Marine Corps (USMC) Brigadier General (BGEN) Kenneth Glueck (right), US Exercise BALIKATAN 2004 Co-Director, unfurl the Mutual Defense Board Flag during the opening ceremonies for Exercise BALIKATAN 2004, held at Clark Air Base (AB), Luzon Island, Philippines (PHL). Exercise BALIKATAN 2004 is a regularly scheduled joint interoperability exercise designed to improve military readiness and professionalism between US and Philippine armed forces