Army participates in combined arms live fire and urban operation exercises

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila - Philippine Army units participated in a combined arms live-fire, and urban operations exercise at 3ID Headquarters in Jamindan, Capiz yesterday, November 17.

    The simulation exercise is part of this year's Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Exercise (AJEX) "Dagat, Langit, at Lupa" (DAGITPA). It was participated by forces from the AFP's Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.

    Army's Light Armor Division, Infantry Troops from 3ID, and Army pilots from the Aviation Regiment participated in the event with the troops from the Philippine Air Force and Philippine Marines.

    The Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise (CALFEX) and Urban Operations highlight the interoperability of the AFP's different services in addressing conflicts in urban terrain using combined forces and military assets to quell violence and terrorism. 

    In his previous statements, the Army Commanding General and Chief of Staff, AFP Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, underscored the importance of joint exercises to prepare the AFP in addressing internal and threats.

    "AJEX aims to enhance the readiness of our forces in joint operations, improving our capabilities to address all kinds of threats within or coming to our shores to protect our people," Lt. Gen. Centino said.#

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