US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 3rd Marine Division (MARDIV), and US Navy (USN) Sailors load onboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Afloat Prepositioning Force (AFLOAT PREPO) Logistics Prepositioning Ship (LPS) High Speed Vessel (HSV) MV WESTPAC EXPRESS (HSV 4676) prior to it heading to the Philippines to deliver the USMC Marines and their gear so that they can participate in Exercise BALIKATAN 2004, a regularly scheduled joint interoperability exercise designed to improve military readiness and professionalism between US and Philippine armed forces