Navy’s first anti-sub choppers to arrive first week of May

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first two anti-submarine helicopters, the AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-159 “Wildcat”, is expected to arrive home within the first week of May. “Yes, (the AW-159s), it’s homeward bound and its expected to arrive here in Manila anytime first week of May,” said Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata when asked for an … Read More

Search, rescue ops continue for 14 missing in Luzon quake

MANILA – Search and rescue operations are still ongoing for the 14 persons still missing in the collapsed of Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga. “Hopefully, they can be inside the rubbles,” said Edgar Posadas, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson, in an interview with reporters Thursday. Posadas said rescuers are now lifting the … Read More

PH Marines get training on amphibious assault vehicle use

MANILA — The amphibious landing exercise which took place off Naval Education Training and Doctrines Command in San Antonio, Zambales on Thursday is a great opportunity for Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) units to get a first-hand look on the capabilities of the American amphibious assault vehicles (AAV). “The amphibious operation serial in this year’s iteration of … Read More

US, PH forces conduct live-fire exercises in Tarlac

MANILA — Personnel from the Philippine and US Army, Marine Corps and Air Force on Wednesday participated in so-called “Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise” (CALFEX) at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Crow Valley, Camp O’Donnell, Tarlac. CALFEX is part of this year’s “Balikatan” exercises, which started April 1 and will conclude on Friday. “Service members from … Read More

F-35B ‘Balikatan’ participation highlights US support to allies

MANILA — Having the United States Marine Corps (USMC)’s F-35B “Lightning II” stealth, multi-role and all-weather fighter jet in the ongoing “Balikatan” 2019 highlights Washington’s support to its regional allies, partners and a free and open Indo-Pacific region. “The US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II is participating in Exercise Balikatan 2019 in support of regional allies, … Read More

AFP naval, air units regularly patrol Pag-asa Island: spox

MANILA — Naval and air units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are regularly conducting “maritime domain awareness” patrols off Pag-asa Island, its spokesperson said. “Ang Navy vessel po natin doon ay hindi naman po siya stationary because alam naman po ninyo, we respond to different missions. But what we can assure you, regularly meron po tayong barko ng Navy diyan … Read More