In the recently held Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting last April 28 to May 18 the Philippine Army represented by 18 soldiers bagged 14 gold, 56 silver, and 2 bronze medals. The PA also got the Commander in Chief trophy.
Joined by Brunei, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Tonga, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, Canada, France, United Marine Corps, and United States Army – Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) is a combat focused skill at arms competition that encompasses current in-service small arms systems, competed at individual and unit levels.
The competition is designed to allow for the assessment of current in-service small arms system capabilities, equipment and targetry, and training analysis of combat shooting techniques, weapon training doctrine, and small arms practices. Pistols, riffles, and machine guns were all fired during the meet at Puckapunyal Military Area in Victoria, Australia.