Philippine Army forces on Wednesday, November 17, took part in a combined arms live-fire and urban operations exercise at 3ID Headquarters in Jamindan, Capiz.
This year’s Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Exercise (AJEX) “Dagat, Langit, at Lupa” (DAGITPA) includes a simulation exercise in which forces from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force participated.
The event included personnel from the Philippine Air Force and Philippine Marines, as well as the Army’s Armor Division, Infantry Troops from 3ID, and Army pilots from the Aviation Regiment.
The Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise (CALFEX) and Urban Operations highlight the interoperability of the AFP’s different services in addressing conflicts in urban terrain using combined forces and military assets to quell violence and terrorism.
In prior pronouncements, AFP Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, Army Commanding General and Chief of Staff, emphasized the importance of joint exercises in preparing the AFP to deal with internal and external threats.
“AJEX aims to enhance the readiness of our forces in joint operations, improving our capabilities to address all kinds of threats within or coming to our shores to protect our people,” Lt. Gen. Centino said.