MBLT-3 troops bid farewell to their home for nearly 3 years

After almost three years of remarkable service to the people of Sulu, the Marine Battalion Landing Team-3 (MBLT-3) finally bade goodbye to the Mindanaoans in a send-off ceremony presided by Western Mindanao Command Chief Lieutenant General Arnel B Dela Vega held at the Zamboanga City Pier earlier today.

The team is set to take responsibility of the internal security operations (ISO) in Northern Palawan under the West Command.

Known as the “Tamed but Fierce Battalion”, MBLT-3 is one of the units of the Philippine Marine Corps that exhibit readiness to serve at all costs whenever the need arises.

Since it was deployed in the province of Sulu in September 09, 2016, the unit was able to conduct a total of 104 major operations, 1,976 minor operations, 3,528 small unit operations, 77 seaborne patrols, and 14,399 security patrols.

As a sign of gratitude for the outstanding performance and valuable service rendered that contributed to the accomplishment of the Command’s mission, a plaque of merit was presented by Lieutenant General Dela Vega to the team during the ceremony.

In his message, WestMinCom Commander LtGen Dela Vega lauded the troops for their significant contributions both in focused and civil military operations that resulted in the success of the unit’s mission.

“I am sure that you will do well in your new venture as you did a great job in fighting against terrorism in Sulu,” LtGen Dela Vega added.

“Carry on your good work by doing the right things and doing the things right,” he concluded.

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