MANILA — The United States transferred 12 Ford F-550 trucks to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) in a simple ceremony held at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite on June 29, 2017.
Present during the ceremony were representatives from the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, as well as Capt. Alfonspin P. Tumanda Jr. and Cmdr. Jim P. Razo, the Commander and Deputy Commander of Philippine NAVSOG, respectively.
These trucks will help ease the mobility of the NAVSOG units spread throughout the Philippines including units located in Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga, and Davao. They will also aid in the transport and deployment to critical areas of rigid-hulled inflatable boats that were previously delivered by the U.S. to the AFP.
Over the past three years, the U.S. has provided the Philippines with over $200 million of grant assistance to assist the Philippine armed forces in building the required capabilities for success. (Tawid News/With report from the US Embassy)