Philippine Marine Corps joins Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

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The Philippine Marine Corps took part in the annual unilateral Philippine Navy Exercise “Pagbubuklod” 2021. The exercise was designed to improve the interoperability and readiness of Fleet and Marine units, as well as reserve forces, in dealing with current and future traditional and non-traditional challenges. MGen. R. Caculitan PN(M), the Marine Commandant, emphasized the need… Continue reading Philippine Marine Corps joins Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

Marines’ AAVs return to base after first forward deployment

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The first Philippine Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) Platoon on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, returned to base after their maiden tour as forward-deployed forces in Palawan as part of the Marine Amphibious Ready Unit (MARU). Their return was welcomed by Maj. Francel P. Mendoza PN(M) (GSC), Deputy Commander of the Assault Armor Battalion, and… Continue reading Marines’ AAVs return to base after first forward deployment

51 new Marine reservists complete Marine Reservist Orientation Training

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A new batch of 51 Marine Reservists from the provinces of Zambales and Pangasinan finished the Marine Reservist Orientation Training (MROT) on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The Basic School hosted the program in July 2021, which included a mix of lectures and intensive physical exercises. Its goal was to provide new reservists with the essential… Continue reading 51 new Marine reservists complete Marine Reservist Orientation Training

US Marine Corps commandant pays visit to Philippine Marine Corps

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General David H. Berger, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), visited the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Headquarters on September 10, 2021 to discuss partnership and future engagements. Maj. Gen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps, greeted him and his entourage. The alignment of concepts was reviewed by both Commandants, particularly the… Continue reading US Marine Corps commandant pays visit to Philippine Marine Corps

CPMC inspects Amphibious Assault Vehicles in Zambales

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Marine Commandant MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M) visited the 76th Assault Amphibian Company, Assault Armor Battalion at the Naval Education, Training, and Doctrine Command on August 21, 2021 with Philippine Navy Vice Commander, MGen. Nestor C. Herico PN(M) and Deputy Commandant, BGen. Raul Jesus L. Caldez PN(M). The 76th Assault Amphibian Company was activated to… Continue reading CPMC inspects Amphibious Assault Vehicles in Zambales

DENR, Army partake in Mangrove Planting Activity in Tawi-Tawi

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The 2nd Marine Brigade, in partnership with the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) and volunteers from other government agencies, conducted a mangrove planting activity at Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, and Tawi-Tawi. The first mangrove planting activity was started on June 15, 2021 in connection with the celebration of Independence Day held at the area of… Continue reading DENR, Army partake in Mangrove Planting Activity in Tawi-Tawi

6 children, 12 other individuals saved from a stranded boat in Sulu

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In the midst of bad weather, 18 people, including four crew members, were rescued from a motorboat in peril in the Sulu Sea. Twelve people and six children were rescued late Saturday between Bakungan Island, Patikul, and Tambanan Island, Luuk, according to Col. Hernanie Songano, commander of Joint Task Group-Sulu and the 4th Marine Brigade… Continue reading 6 children, 12 other individuals saved from a stranded boat in Sulu

Typhoon Ulysses heroes recognized by Marine Commander

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The Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps, MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), welcomed members of the Philippine Marine Corps who were hailed heroes after the successful Search and Rescue Operations for Typhoon Ulysses victims on December 22, 2020. SSgt Donald Ganalon PN(M), recipient of the Bronze Cross Medal for acts of heroism involving the risk… Continue reading Typhoon Ulysses heroes recognized by Marine Commander