The Philippines-Australia Army to Army Exercise 2019 formally opened at
Camp Sang-an, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur on Monday, May 19.
The Phil-Aus Exercise, aims to enhance the combat skills, competence on urban warfare operations and interoperability of Philippine Army and Australian Defense Force that will provide an opportunity to conduct combined mission planning and combined resolution of a terrorist incident.
The 27 training days which will end on June 21, 2019, is composed of five hundred forty (540) personnel coming from the Organic and Opcon units of Philippine Army 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division namely, 11DRC, 15DRC, 16SRC, Scout Platoons of Infantry Battalions, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, and Engineer Combat Battalion; and forty-seven (47) Australian Defense Force personnel purposely to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two armies.
“The best gift that a Commander can give to his men is training. Make the most out of it and apply it when the time comes,” said Brigadier General Roberto T. Ancan, 1st Infantry Division Commander. 1ID