New PMC headquarters set to rise in Bataan

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The Philippine Marine Corps will soon have a new home at the Bataan Technology Park, where its new headquarters will be built. On November 4, 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony was held with BCDA Officer-in-Charge, Director Aristotle B. Batuhan, as the distinguished guest of honor. The new headquarters, which will be built in phases on a… Continue reading New PMC headquarters set to rise in Bataan

Marines’ Amphibious Assault Vehicles land in Zamboanga City

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The Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) of the Philippine Marine Corps successfully landed for the first time in the Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command (NFWMC), Naval Station Romulo Espaldon, Zamboanga, on October 21, 2021. The 2nd Platoon of AAVs from the 76th Assault Amphibian Company of the Assault Armor Battalion is now officially with the Marine… Continue reading Marines’ Amphibious Assault Vehicles land in Zamboanga City

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Navy reservist Sgt Beatrice Luigi Gomez PN(M)(Res) pays courtesy on the Navy

Recently crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Philippine Navy (PN) reservist, Sgt. Beatrice Luigi Gomez paid a courtesy call on Flag Officer In Command (FOIC), Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, during her visit to the PN headquarters here today, October 12. Navy Chief Bordado lauded Sergeant Gomez on behalf of the organization whose recent feat also… Continue reading Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Navy reservist Sgt Beatrice Luigi Gomez PN(M)(Res) pays courtesy on the Navy

List: US Military assistance, weapons procurement during President Ramon Magsaysay’s administration

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In a Facebook post in the AFP Leadership Development Center, military historian CDR Mark Condeno PCG shared the United States military assistance and country’s weapons procurement under President Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay’s administration from December 30, 1953 to March 17, 1957. President Magsaysay held the rank of Major in the Philippine Navy during World War… Continue reading List: US Military assistance, weapons procurement during President Ramon Magsaysay’s administration

Australian Defense Force trains with the Philippine Marines

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A cross-training between the Australian Defense Force Mobile Training Team (MTT) and the Philippine Marine Corps was conducted from September 20 to 28, 2021 as part of the Australian Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021, Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity. The training aimed to provide more knowledge and skills to both allied countries for advancement in support of… Continue reading Australian Defense Force trains with the Philippine Marines

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