The Philippine Army and the Australian Defense Force (ADF) teamed up for this year’s Philippine-Australia Urban Operations and Combat Shooting Training from October 11 to November 19, 2021, in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.
The Army, through the 1st Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) and Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) [SFR(A)], worked with the ADF to undertake training to improve personnel’s capacities and skills in urban operations and combat shooting. The goal of the activity is to improve the participant’s ability to manage similar training for other soldiers in their unit.
The training started on October 11 and will end on November 19. Soldiers under the operational control of 1BCT participate in different training activities to acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to accomplish various missions.
The Commanding General Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino expressed his support to the training participants as he stressed its importance to enhance their skills and capabilities. He also extended his gratitude to the ADF for their role in the Army’s skills development.
“Thanks to the representative of ADF who share their expertise with our soldiers. As we always say, ‘The more we sweat in training, the less we bleed in battle.’ Thus, it is important to do well in training to be successful in future operations. I expect the participants to share what you learned to other soldiers in your unit to multiply the skills and knowledge you learned,” Lt. Gen. Centino said.