Army activates new Western Mindanao artillery unit

The Philippine Army has activated another artillery unit, the 11th Field Artillery Battalion, that will strengthen the security operations and enhance available firepower in Western Mindanao.

In a statement on Wednesday, Philippine Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said members of the 11FAB will be deployed in the provinces within Western Mindanao "to address the overstretched and oversized field artillery units in the said area."

The 11FAB is part of the Army Artillery Regiment.

Army commanding general Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido presided over the activation ceremony of the 11FAB at Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on Tuesday.

Trinidad also said that Galido lauded the unit "for its remarkable initiatives in making the AAR a reliable, responsive, relevant, and mission-oriented unit" of the Philippine Army.

On the other hand, the AAR also inaugurated the new administration building of the Artillery Training School and the mess hall of its maintenance and service battalion.

"The newly inaugurated facilities aim to provide a conducive learning environment to AAR personnel, which will help boost their morale and welfare, enabling them to accomplish their duties more effectively," Trinidad said.

Daily Tribune