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LOOK: Army shooting team honored after bagging medals from Australia

/ 04:31 PM June 19, 2017

Army Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Harold N. Cabreros pins the Military Merit Medal to MSg. Armando G. Meija, one of the awardees from the Army Shooting Team, during the flag raising ceremony held at Fort Bonifacio on Monday, June 19, 2017. PHILIPPINE ARMY

The Philippine Army on Monday honored its soldiers for bringing home medals from the Australian Army Skills Arms Meeting (AASAM) during the flag-raising ceremony at Fort Bonifacio.

The officers and soldiers were awarded with the Military Merit Medal by Army Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Harold Cabreros for their “meritorious and invaluable performance,” acting Army spokesman Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson said.

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The team was composed of the following military personnel:

  • Col. Royland M. Orquia
  • Maj. Ace Ronald B. Ampong
  • Capt. Rodolfo M. Pulido
  • MSg. Armando G. Meija
  • TSg. Rodney L. Rizano
  • TSg. Rudy M. Edas
  • SSg. Benito S. Sumalag, Jr.
  • SSg. Angelo E. Bonagua
  • SSg. Kenny Lloyd D. Guillermo
  • Sgt. Jerald P. Masapol
  • Sgt. Ariel O. Taganait
  • Cpl. Jayson M. Paden

These Army shooters competed in the AASAM 2017 held at the Combined Arms Training Center in Puckapunyal Military Area in Victoria, Australia on May 12 to 26.

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The team won four golds, four silvers, one bronze and two perpetual trophies. They competed with 19 international teams in the tournament and won medals in the following matches:

Gold

  • Sniper Match (Match 201)
  • Pistol Match (Match 35)
  • Pistol Match with falling plates (Match 53)
  • Machine Gun Match with falling plates (Match 54)

Silver

  • Rifle Match (Matches 5 and 16)
  • Rifle Match (Match 17)
  • Machine Gun Match (Match 41)
  • Rifle Match with falling Plates (Match 52)

Bronze

  • Pistol Match (Match 30)

Perpetual Trophy

  • Pistol Match with falling plates (Match 53)
  • Machine Gun Match with falling plates (Match 54) Frances Mangosing/JE/rga

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