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Indonesian military visits 6th ID

 • 20:21 PM Tue Oct 13, 2015
Capt. Joann Petinglay/6th ID PIO
6th ID chief Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan (left) welcomes Indonesian contingent at the 6th ID headquarters. (6th ID PIO)

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Four officials of theIndonesian National Army or the Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angktan Darat (TNI-AD) rendered their courtesy call to 6ID Commander Maj General Edmundo R. Pangilinan during their official visit at 6ID Headquarters on October 6-9, 2015 as part of the Army reciprocal Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) of Philippines and Indonesia.The PEP delegates was composed ofand Cpt Agung Cahyono, Instructor at Infantry Training Center Cpt Arief Handoko Usman, Section Chief, Individual Training of Infantry Weaponry Center 1Lt Rahmat Lin Suryana, Supporting Element, Headquarters Detachment of Infantry Weaponing Center and 2Lt Saryono, Supporting Element, Headquarters Detachment of Infantry Weaponing Center. Upon their arrival at 6ID, a military honors was rendered to the visiting contingents. A detailed information briefing comprising the 6ID’s major accomplishments, operational matters, and best practices were shared following the arrival honors.During their 4-day visit, the delegates shared their skills in a live firing demonstration and witnessed an exhibit on War Fighting Competency Training at 6th Division Training School of the Command. To personally experience the training competency and facilities of 6ID, they undergo the sit hip rappel, slide for life, mortar gunnery firing, 200-meter firing, and combat vehicle driving. They also toured the training camp of 38th Infantry (Cadre) Battalion Training in Taviran, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.The personnel of 6ID also brought the contingents at some of the well-known tourist and adventure destinations in Mindanao to unravel their busy schedules during their visit. The Indonesian Army toured the Lake Sebu and Baras Bird Sanctuary in South Cotabato as well as the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid in Cotabato City, which is considered the largest mosque in the Philippines. The 11th Special Forces Company also hosted an airboat river tour at the stretch of Tamontaka River in Cotabato City that traversed the boundaries of Cotabato City And Maguindanao.Cpt Cahyono, who led the Indonesian Army contingents, lauded the 6ID’s passion in bolstering the exchange program of both countries. They were also enticed with the cordial welcome and hospitality afforded to them.Maj General Pangilinan was all praises for the contingents for showing their professional prowess during their visit.The PEP is an Army to Army bilateral training activity between the Philippines and Indonesia. The purpose of the activity is for the participants to learn from each other and exchange knowledge on each Army’s organization, mission, training activities, and management.

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