FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila — The Sixth Infantry “Kampilan” Division (6ID)-Philippine Army and Sixth Battalion-Royal Australian Regiment, Australian Defence Force kicked off on Monday (20 Feb 2023) the Philippine-Australia Army-to-Army Exercise (PAAAE) 23-1 in Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte.
The Assistant Division Commander for Operations of 6ID Brig. Gen. Jovencio F. Gonzales and Assistant Australian Defense Attache Lt. Col. Timothy Lopsik led the opening ceremony of the 6-week exercise.
The PAAAE 23-1 aims to enhance the capabilities and skills of personnel in urban operations; long-range marksmanship; tactical combat casualty care; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations; and small unit leaders training through the exchange of techniques, tactics, and procedures.
The training participants from the 62nd Division Reconnaissance Company (DRC), 63DRC, and the 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment will undergo the said exercise until its culmination on March 31, 2023.
Sixth Infantry Division Assistant Division Commander for Operations Brig. Gen. Jovencio F. Gonzales addresses the training participants during the Philippine-Australia Army-to-Army Exercise 23-1 Opening Ceremony last Monday (220 February 2023) in Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte. (Photo courtesy of the 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army)