91st IB lined-up integrational training with Aurora Reservist towards territorial defense

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By Jason De Asis

BALER, Aurora-The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion lined-up the conduct of integrational training with the 307 Community Defense Center (CDC), Aurora Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (ARRIBn), Philippine Army to intensify interoperability towards territorial defense on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Jr., commander of 91st IB said that the integration training for every muster was already arranged for Aurora Reservist. The battalion commander said that a mustering was conducted together with 91IB Staff Officers, Battalion Sergeant Major, Battalion First Sergeant and the 307th Ready Reserve Battalion (RRIBns), led by 2nd Lieutenant Megg Cortes, Deputy Director, 307CDC.

Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion headed by Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Jr. during the conduct of integrational training with the 307 Community Defense Center (CDC), Aurora Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (ARRIBn), Philippine Army in Baler, Aurora on Saturday, Oct. 28. Photo by Jason De Asis

“We want to strengthen the interoperability of our ready reserved units and regular forces under our area of operation (AO) as mandated by the 7th Infantry “Kaugnay” Division to strengthen our territorial defense. We are wholeheartedly willing to share our skills and expertise since they are our partners in humanitarian missions, protecting our people, securing our land towards peace and development among others. We are also sharing our resources (allocations) as a gesture of our dedication, commitment and sacrifices to fulfil the mission,” Recto said.

Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion headed by Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Jr. during the conduct of integrational training with the 307 Community Defense Center (CDC), Aurora Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (ARRIBn), Philippine Army in Baler, Aurora on Saturday, Oct. 28. Photo by Jason De Asis

He added that the 91st IB will teach the reservist on how to be familiarized and exposed in guns, marksmanship fundamentals, improve their ability to load and shoot accurately; intelligence training, process information, info collection; other military equipment and communications; Disaster Response and Rescue Operations (DRRO); among others.

Aside from training, Recto pointed out the importance of regular meeting, accountability, commitment, leadership, followership of the officers and non-commission officers in the reserve force. An open forum was also held at the home of 91st IB, Laang Sibol, Camp Jaime P. Bitong Sr., Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora.

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