The Armed Forces of the Philippines concluded on Monday its third multiservice military exercise with a ceremony at the AFP Education Training and Doctrine Command (AFPETDC) at Camp Aguinaldo.
During the exercise, which ran from September 16 to 27, different units from the Army, Air Force and Navy, including reservists, took part in major joint interoperability activities, as well as command post exercises.
The events included amphibious operations, airfield retake and aviation operations, urban operations and cyber defense training throughout Northern and Western Philippines.
“AJEX DAGIT-PA [AFP Joint Exercise Dagat-Langit-Lupa] brought out the best in our troops during various field and staff exercises. Our units from the regular and reserve force greatly benefited from this multiservice exercise that aimed to develop our skills and capabilities in joint sea, air and land operations. We do this to better perform our mission of protecting the people and the state,” said Commodore Adeluis Bordado, commander of AFPETDC and exercise director for AJEX DAGIT-PA.
The exercise encompassed four major events that included air and maritime interdiction in Palawan; amphibious operations in Zambales; airfield seizure and military operation in urban terrain in Nueva Ecija and combined arms live fire in Tarlac.
During the exercise, the AFP showcased four of its newly procured amphibious assault vehicles during the amphibious exercise in Zambales. Reservist also played a vital role in exercises that sought to enhance military capabilities on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.