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

Navy conducts Joint Amphibious Operations on land and at sea during Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

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The Philippine Fleet, under the command of RADM Alberto B. Carlos PN, Commander Philippine Fleet, conducted a joint amphibious operation on land and at sea on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite, as part of the Exercise “PAGBUBUKLOD.” The goal of Exercise Pagbubuklod is to evaluate the Command’s organizational structure,… Continue reading Navy conducts Joint Amphibious Operations on land and at sea during Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

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

Philippine Navy to procure new 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapons for Philippine Marine Corps

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With the procurement tender well underway, the Philippine Navy (PN) is in the process of procuring new 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapons (SAW) for its Philippine Marine Corps (PMC). The procurement will be done through public bidding, with a budget of P100 million and a deadline of August 24, 2021. The project’s Notice to Proceed (NTP)… Continue reading Philippine Navy to procure new 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapons for Philippine Marine Corps

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