Thursday, March 7, 2019

Japanese military official visits Fort Magsaysay

From the Philippine News Agency (Mar 7, 2019): Japanese military official visits Fort Magsaysay

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – The Chief of Staff of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Gen. Koji Yamazaki, visited Wednesday the Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division based in this vast military reservation.

Brig. Gen. Lenard T. Agustin, division commander of the 7th Infantry Division (7ID), received Yamazaki at the 7ID Headquarters during the arrival honors.

Agustin said he regarded the visit as an honor, “for foreign military calls are always an opportunity to enhance diplomatic ties and strengthen the military-to-military camaraderie.”

After Yamazaki’s courtesy call to Agustin, he proceeded to the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) or SFR(A).

Foreign military officials and dignitaries commonly visit Fort Ramon Magsaysay as it is recognized as one of the largest military training facilities in Asia.

The 7ID is the administrator of the camp.

Within the camp are several tenant military units, such as the Armed Forces of the Philippines Special Operations Command, the Light Reaction Regiment, the Army Artillery Regiment, Army Aviation Battalion, SFR (A), and the Maneuver Center of the Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Army.

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