Army concludes Japan-Philippines joint HADR exercises

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The Philippine Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force held a ceremony on Friday, November 19, in Mandirigtas Training Area, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, to mark the end of the 1st Japan-Philippines Joint Disaster Response Exercises. Army reservists and combat engineers from the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion (525ECB) worked alongside Japanese troops in a series… Continue reading Army concludes Japan-Philippines joint HADR exercises

Philippine Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force commence joint HADR exercise

The Philippine Army and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) formally opened the first-ever Japan-Philippines Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) Training Exercise on Tuesday, November 16, at the Mandirigtas Training Area, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Japanese Ministry of Defense representative Maika Saito and Col. Yu Nakano, Japan’s defense attache to the Philippines and Col. Jt… Continue reading Philippine Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force commence joint HADR exercise