Army shooting team off to Hanoi

November 11, 2014 5:38 am 

MANILA, Nov. 10 — Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri on Monday formally led the send-off ceremony for the members of the Philippine Army Shooting Team, who will compete in the prestigious 2014 ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The send off ceremony for the 50-man contingent was held at the Training and Doctrine Command headquarters in Camp O' Donnel, Capas Tarlac.

The contingent, headed by Lt. Col. Palmer M. Parungao, will compete in the 24th AARM, which will be held in Mieu Mon Training Center, Hanoi, Vietnam from Nov. 11 to 30.

The Philippine Army Shooting Team is competing against nine teams, including the Indonesian National Army, Lao People's Army, Malaysian Army, Myanmar Armed Forces, Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Singapore Army, Thailand Army, and Vietnam People's Army.

In previous competitions, the PA has distinguished itself by consistently landing in the Top 3, making it one of the bests in the ASEAN region.

It is also the four-year defending champion in the Perpetual Trophy for the Rifle Overall Individual Championship.

With the Army shooters' high marksmanship skills, the PA is confident that they will finish at the top in this year's competition.

The AARM is an annual shooting competition among ASEAN armies which aims to develop and strengthen the relationship among the Armies from senior military leaders to the soldiers.

Also part of the activity is the conduct of the ASEAN Chiefs of Armies Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM) attended by the Chiefs of Armies.

The PA is slated to host the 26th AARM in 2016. (PNA)

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