Marines open new Force Recon Group building

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) opened its new Force Reconnaissance Group (FRG) building at Ternate Marine Base on January 4.

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PMC commandant Major General Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M) spearheaded the blessing and dedication ceremony for the newly built Officers Quarter building for the FRG.

“The building is multipurpose with officers’ quarters, function hall, war room, and combat operations center. It also serves as the training enhancement center for planning of FRG personnel,” the PMC said.

Major General Caculitan, a special operations specialist, has highlighted when he assumed command that special operations is one of the four major warfighting capabilities that PMC will focus on.

According to PMC, Caculitan is determined to enhance the capability level of FRG to ensure greater impact in the battlefield.

“The building was funded under the 2019 Department of National Defense–Department of Public Works and Highways (DND-DPWH) Convergence Program, also known as the Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS), as part of the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” PMC said.