BAGONG CALARIAN, Zamboanga City (DWDD)- – Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) conducted capability demonstration on amphibious raid, rescue operations and Pass and Review of Fleet-Marine Special Boat and TOW-WM units at R.T. Lim Boulevard, Zamboanga City, October 07, 2018.
The CAPDEMO was participated by Fleet-Marine Units in Western Mindanao namely, Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Naval Task Force 61, Inshore Boat Battalion of Combat Service and Support Brigade PMC, Naval Special Operations Unit 6 (NAVSOU 6), Naval Special Operations Unit 1 (NAVSOU 1), Naval Station Romulo Espaldon (NSRE) Shore Patrol Units, Special Operations Platoon 11 (SOP-11) of Marine Battalion Landing Team 11 (MBLT-11), Civil Military Operations Unit-Western Mindanao, Tactical Operations Wing-Western Mindanao PAF, JTF Zamboanga, and the local government of Zamboaga City.
Most of these units are used by Naval Forces Western Mindanao on its campaign against ASG and kidnap for ramsom group carrying out kidnapping at sea activities leading to its complete denial in 2018.
One of the objectives of the CAPDEMO is to showcase the AFP’s detection and prompt operational response against kidnap for ransom group and other threat groups and maritme violators. The aim of the CAPDEMO is to build up the security confidence of the constituents of Zamboanga City in exploring the beauty of the coastal and islands of Zamboanga City to boost up ecotourism and development in the area.
The said activity is the second Capability Demonstration launched by NFWM in connection with the City’s month long celebration of Hermosa Festival. The first was the CAPDEMO during the Joint Field Training Exercise (JTFX) of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao and Tactical Operations Group (TOC) Philippine Air Force conducted on October 09, 2017.
Aside from the CAPDEMO, the Officers and men of Naval Forces Western Minadao enjoined the crowd and witnessed the traditional race of colourful vintas called as “Regatta de Zamboanga” followed by biggest Wow Sardines Grand Boodle Fight in the Philippines.
The active participation of the Fleet-Marine Team, TOW-WM and JTFZ on the CAPDEMO and other various activities of the Local Government of Zamboanga City has portrayed the relevance of the AFP in fulfilling its mandate for the people of Zamboanga City.
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