Sunday, July 21, 2019

4ID joins Army’s 122nd anniversary

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Military officers of the 4th Infantry Division show how their K-9 bomb-sniffing dog unit perform under their command, inside a mall in Cagayan de Oro as part of the 122nd founding anniversary of the Philippine Army. These dogs are also trained to detect illegal drugs and other harmful substances. (4ID photo)

THE 4th Infantry Division (4ID) celebrated Philippine Army’s 122nd Anniversary with a static capability display in Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City.

The two-day activity featured recruitment booth, rappelling, modified obstacle course, weapons and ammunition display, and a peace concert.

With the theme “122 Years of Heroism: Serving the People, Securing the Land”, elite units of 4ID such as the Scout Rangers and Special Forces, and the Mechanized and Artillery Battalions, put their capabilities on display.

Major General Franco Nemesio Gacal, 4ID commander, said the gains of the Philippine Army as a whole, and the 4ID soldiers’ contributions to it.

“It is a fitting reminder to everyone that freedom does not always come free - it was paid by the blood, sweat, and tears of our brave heroes. We do not only look back at what we have achieved but also look forward to building sustainable partnerships for peace and development,” Gacal said.

The 4ID commander urged the public to continue to support the army, and work towards a lasting peace and sustainable development, by creating empowered and conflict-resilient communities.

“I can assure you that your soldiers from the 4ID will continue to faithfully pursue its mandate in serving the people, securing the land in Caraga and Northern Mindanao,” he said. (PJ Orias)


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