With the aim of advancing the troops’ knowledge and skills, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) conducted lectures on the proper use of R4A3 and M14 rifles; M60 and K3 machine guns; and M203 Grenade Launcher at 53IB Charlie Company Headquarters in Barangay Gasa, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur on June 8, 2021.
During the activity, the topics discussed were: Four Cardinal Rules on Gun Safety; Characteristics and General Data of R4A3, M14, M60, K3,and M203 Grenade Launcher; the weapons’ different parts, and the weapons’ assembly and disassembly.
The said lecture was led by Charlie “Colossus” Company Executive Officer 2Lt. Kim Cedrick Lemus and RSO NCO Sgt Roel Tumutod. This activity is part of the 53IB’s drive to pursue transformation to become a world class Army that is a source of national pride by 2028 in line with the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR).