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In an operation intended to save a soldier injured in combat, the crew of a helicopter was awarded for heroism.
MAJ José Orlando Rodríguez Sastoque, Deputy Commander of 23rd Training and Re-training Battalion, 23rd Army Brigade, was conferred the Ala Fuerte award for the heroic action performed on January 26, 2014, when they reached a hot zone in Cauca to assist a soldier who had been injured by an improvised explosive device. During the trip, the aircraft driven by MAJ Rodriguez lost hydraulic power and an emergency landing at Popayan airport was required.More: A Colombian Army Officer was conferred the Ala Fuerte award for a successful air maneuver [+]
MAJ Luis Arturo Pérez, 42 years old, is an example for all young soldiers in the Colombian Army. This man entered the Army, having as his objective to arrange his military situation and take the first step to organize his future; however, after a process marked by discipline and perseverance, today, he has been the only soldier in active duty who, upon having received his university degree, was promoted to become a commissioned officer. His motto for success is: if you have a goal, you should work on it.More: An Admirable soldier [+]
15th Engineers Battalion celebrated 200th Anniversary of Colombian Military Engineers
15th Engineers Battalion, stationed in La Unión Panamericana municipality, Chocó, has stood out by developing military and civil engineering works such as the roads in Certegui Bagado municipality, among others, as well as sewage and water supply systems in other municipalities.More: Works by Military Engineers have benefited over 10,000 inhabitants of Choco [+]
Corporal Jorge Ruiz has put high the name of the Colombian Army in the Athletic March. This man, since his childhood has been one of the best competitors.
Perseverance, discipline and dedication allowed him to be in the first position of the 30-km competence held in the United States on September 14. This important achievement was supported by the Colombian Army. He was awarded the gold medal.More: An Athletic titan forged in the Colombian Army [+]
"Water is Life ". In order to bring this precious liquid to each house in San Juan de Rioseco municipality, Cundinamarca, troops of 13th Army Brigade provided security conditions as required for the Military Engineers Special Brigade to work on reconstructing 14 kilometers of Varsovia water conduit.
Thanks to this work, over 9.000 inhabitants of San Juan de Rioseco will have a high quality water supply which delivers 16 liters per second through Varsovia Water Conduit which has been disabled for 10 years.
Santiago de Cali. A team formed by one NCO and three soldiers of 3rd Engineers Battalion, Third Army Brigade, is supporting the rescue of a child who fell into Cauca River at Comercio Bridge in Cali. The child has been disappeared for 36 hours, and the military engineers, aboard a Zodiac inflatable boat, support the efforts of divers.More: Military Engineers in support of rescue operations [+]
19th Infantry Battalion and Fundación Fuente de la Esperanza will make Marco Joses dreams come true.
Apart from the mission of the military forces performing operations all over the country in order to provide civil population with peace, there are other tasks highlighting commitment of our troops when poor people need a hand to overcome adversity.More: Big hearted heroes [+]
The 204th Anniversary of Independence Day was celebrated by performing an allegorical parade, where our troops marched, displaying their national pride which encourages them to fight for Colombia every day. Those brave troops who, fearlessly and regardless barriers and difficulties, are always ready to fight for our beloved country.
The Heroes in the parade showed their military capabilities to continue performing those heroic actions which have contributed to peace and progress of the country.
Troops of 17th Engineers Battalion, 17th Army Brigade, in coordination with municipal government, the Fire Department and Apartado Cleaning Company, provide support to this town which was devastated by a strong wind affecting over 7,000 inhabitants.More: Military Engineers respond to a Natural Disaster in Apartadó [+]
The Army Chief of Military Engineers, in coordination with Seventh Army Division, 11th Army Brigade and 17th Army Brigade, are building 10 indigenous towns in benefit of over 1,200 families in eight reservations of Antioquia and Cordoba.More: Colombian Army constructed 10 indigenous towns in Antioquia and Córdoba [+]