2023 ‘Salaknib’ drills, pinaplantsa na

2023 ‘Salaknib’ drills, pinaplantsa na

November 30, 2022 @ 11:38 AM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Sinimulan na ng Philippine Army (PA) at US Army Pacific (USARPAC) planners ang week-long planning session para sa mas malaking “Salaknib” military exercises sa 2023.

Inihayag ni Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad nitong Martes na isinagawa ang planning conference sa Hotel Conrad sa Pasay City, simula Nobyembre 28.

“PA and USARPAC Salaknib planners are finalizing plans for the combined exercise that will include around 3,000 troops from the USARPAC’s 25th Infantry Division and various PA major units,” dagdag niya.

Ang “Salaknib”, na nangangahulugang “shield” sa Ilocano, ay taunang combined exercise na naglalayon na palakasin ang interoperability ng Filipino at American armies sa military operations.

Halos 2,200 Filipino at US Army troops at nakilahok sa “Salaknib” nitong Marso 2022.

“When you plan, you plan to succeed. And so, as we all work towards yet another successful execution of Exercise ‘Salaknib’ next year. May every planner from both sides be all the more committed and dedicated as we finalize the concept of operations, settle the schedule of events and activities, confirm force commitments and asset requirements, and complete all essential requirements for the execution proper,” pahayag ni PA deputy assistant chief of staff for education and training, Col. Emmanuel L. Cabasan, sa pagbubukas ng conference.

Nauna nnag sinabi ni PA commander Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. na patunay ang taunang combined exercise ng “long-standing bilateral relations” sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Estados Unidos na makatutulong sa pagkamit ng parehong layunin na mapanatili ang malayang Indo-Pacific region. RNT/SA