Archive for August, 2008

Silent Warriors

Posted in Philippine Naval Special Operations Group (Navsog) on August 8, 2008 by stukaph

Taken during Philippine Naval Special Warfare Group 50th anniversary at Sangley Point. Seal sniper and his Philippine Navy’s 3rd generation Marine Scout Sniper Rifle (MSSR). Among other items laid out during that exhibit was a Draeger Rebreather with a very unique Navsog’s tigerstripes cover. Also, on the far end as you can see from this photo is a small water-filled fish glass aquarium where they used to demo their MBITR by plunging the radio into it.

My friend aka combatcamote having chit chats with these silent warriors. With him (not shown) was another good friend aka Desert Rat. Both gentlemen enjoyed the show and the opportunities to meet the frogs, visited Frogmen’s store and an opportunity as well to check out various Navsog’s suppliers who had their respective stalls on the ground. These two guys sure did have a very Happy Camo Day!! Well, Desert Rat got me something too and sent it over. Thanks, you bloke! I owe you too many!

Philippine Seals' 50th Anniversary Open House

Philippine Seals' 50th Anniversary Open House

Photo: Philip Co

Navsog HMMWV

Posted in Military Photos, Philippine Naval Special Operations Group (Navsog) on August 8, 2008 by stukaph

Photo below was taken during the Philippine Naval Special Warfare Group 50th Anniversary celebration visit inside the home of the Philippine Seals at Sangley Point, Cavite, Philippines. The HMMWV (Humvee) was painted with their very own distinctive tigerstripes “Sewingdale” pattern. The “wings” on it is the Philippine Seal’s insignia.

Philippine Navy Seal's Humvee

Philippine Navy Seal's Humvee

Photo: Philip Co

Eagle Security Details

Posted in All in a Day’s Work on August 8, 2008 by stukaph

These operators are members of the Philippine Army’s 1st Special Forces Regiment-Airborne (SFR-A). Among their many specialties, each operator also had to complete their V.I.P. security protection training in preparation to their re-assignment to the Presidential Security Group (PSG).

Photo shown here is myself checking out the PSG at one of the building floors’ fire exits, prior to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrival to inaugurate our new company entity, one of the only four (4) major entities that will serve our worldwide operations. This selection by our Headquarter in Europe clearly put its confidence to the competence of our world-class Filipino colleagues. Thereby, put the country as one of our major hubs worldwide.

Notice their highly controlled Urban “Bricks” camouflage uniform. This camo is not to conceal them but to distinct them from other units.


Philippine's Presidential Security Group (PSG)

Philippine's Presidential Security Group (PSG)


Scud Hunters

Posted in Military Impressions on August 6, 2008 by stukaph

Impression was inspired by the 1st Special Forces Operation Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D) during the 1991 OP: Desert Storm. The U.S. Army’s Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D), better known as Delta Force, and the British Special Air Service (SAS) were selected to operate behind enemy lines. Reconnaissance and surveillance teams went hundreds of miles inside western Iraq and attacked the SCUD infrastructure. The U.S. element was assigned as its hunting ground the area northwest of Highway 10 near Al Qaim, Iraq known as “Scud Boulevard”.

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Day Ops

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Day Ops

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Day Ops

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Night Ops

Photo: Recon25

In humble silence…

Posted in Military Impressions on August 6, 2008 by stukaph

“In humble silence lies a team of warriors”….. a catchphrase on one of the poster that portrays the Philippine Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG). The concept of the impression in this photo was inspired by this special breed of men of the Philippine Navy Seals also known by their foreign counterparts and in their brotherhood as “RP Seals” or “PH Seals”.

Philippine Navy Seal

Philippine Navy Seal

Men with Green Faces

Posted in Military Impressions on August 5, 2008 by stukaph

Vietnam War era Seal’s Radioman impression whereby the Teams were best known as ‘Men With Green Faces” coined by the Viet Congs operating in the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam war era US Navy Seal

Men in Black

Posted in Military Impressions on August 5, 2008 by stukaph

An impression inspired by the Scout Ranger (Named after both the Alamo Scouts and US Army Ranger), known officially as the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSSR), is the Philippine Army’s premier Special Forces unit and specializes in anti-guerilla warfare. The regiment has been boasted as one of the world’s best anti-guerilla fighter in Asia. They are the men clad in black fatigues, berets (the men in black) depicting the skin of the “Musang” (Panther) whose image appears in every ranger patch sewed in the shoulders of their fatigues. As their saying goes “We don’t just lead, WE STRIKE!!!”

Philippine Scout Ranger