THE Army’s 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB), with the aim of advancing the troops’ knowledge and skills, conducted an orientation on the proper use of firearms.
Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, commander of the 53IB, said the orientation was held last week at the headquarters of the unit’s Charlie Company in Gasa village, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.
Herrera said the orientation was focused on the proper use of R4A3 and M14 rifles; M60 and K3 machine guns; and, M203 grenade launcher.
He said during the activity, topics discussed included the following: four cardinal rules on gun safety; characteristics and general data of R4A3, M14, M60, K3, and M203 grenade launcher; the weapons' different parts, and the weapons' assembly and disassembly.
Herrera said the conduct of the orientation was led by Second Lieutenant Kim Cedrick lemus, Charlie "Colossus" Company executive officer, and Sergeant Roel Tumutod.
He said the activity is part of the 53IB’s drive to pursue transformation to become a world-class Army that is a source of national pride by 2028 in line with the Army Transformation Roadmap. (SunStar Zamboanga)