PA shooting team wins Asian Armies Skills at Arms Meet in Australia

May 23, 2013 10:32 am 

MANILA, May 23 — Philippine Army (PA) chief, Lt. Gen. Noel A Coballes, has feted the Army shooting team for winning the Asian Armies Skills at Arms Meet which was held at Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia last May 17.

The 14-man shooting team was awarded championship trophies and medals for the two most coveted awards during the two-week competition.

The team won five gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

The PA shooting team was also awarded the Commander-in-Chief Cup, Australian Armed Forces for emerging as over-all champion.

The individual championship match was won by Staff Sergeant Armando G. Mejia. He was seated on the throne of the Champion Shot, an honor bestowed to the best shooter of the meet.

These two awards earned for the PA the emulation and respect of the international shooting community.

Coballes said the Army Shooting Team brought forth extreme honor to the Army and to the country.

“We shall continue supporting them as they strive to be the best not only in Asia but worldwide," he added. (PNA)

LAM/PFN

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