‘Oplan Dagit’ starts today in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 November 2012 14:15

The Headquarters Philippine Air Force through the 3rd Air Division will be conducting an Interoperability Exercise with different units under the command of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao.

The five-day exercise dubbed as “OPLAN DAGIT” is set to commence today after a short opening program to be joined by the commander of 3RD Air Division, Maj. Gen. Jose Tony E. Villarete as the keynote speaker.

It will be the first time for the activity to take place in Zamboanga City since it started December of 2007. For the past years, the exercise has been conducted at both the Air Force and Navy Bases stationed at Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The exercise is expected to enhance the competencies among participating Air Force and Navy units on Joint Air-Surface Operations. It also aims to test and assess the response mechanism for the Coast Watch System and the tactical level communication between the two major services. It shall be divided into classroom Instructions and field training exercises involving actual day and night flight and maritime operations. Sports activities will also be held in order to boost the mutual relationship and camaraderie among the participating personnel.

Members of the Planning Committee from the Headquarters Philippine Air Force arrived yesterday to oversee the successful conduct of the exercise. They are expected to give inputs based on the exercises conducted during the previous years.