121020-N-KB563-343 SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (Oct. 20, 2012) - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) transits Subic Bay after completing Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral exercise held in conjunction with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and Philippine forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)