Philippine Army produces more airborne troopers

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A total of 276 newly minted paratroopers from four airborne classes concluded their training in a closing ceremony at the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) [SFR(A)] headquarters in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on August 2, 2022.

The new graduates belong to two batches of Basic Airborne Course, Jump Master Course, and Parachute Packing Course. The majority of the newly minted airborne troopers are part of the Philippine Military Academy “Bagsik Diwa” Class of 2022, while others are organic personnel of SFR(A), Philippine Marine Corps, Philippine Air Force, and the Philippine Navy’s Naval Special Operations Command.

Additionally, 38 troops are also set to undergo Military Free Fall Course and Parachute Packing Skills Enhancement Training, according to SFR(A) Commander Col Ferdinand B. Napuli.

The Philippine Army leadership has vowed to fully support SFR(A) and its battalions deployed in conflict-affected areas nationwide. The Army leadership is committed to provide the unit with the necessary equipment and resources to further enhance the skills and capabilities of Special Forces operators. — PA

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