Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army will celebrate its 24th Founding Anniversary on August 3, 2012 with the Theme: “Team 8ID: Kaakibat ng Mamamayan sa Bayanihan Tungo sa Mapayapa at Maunlad na Bayan”. This year’s celebration will usher a new chapter to strengthen the Command’s security obligations and total commitment to the region’s progress and development through “Bayanihan” projects.
LTGEN Ralph A. Villanueva AFP, Commander, Central Command, AFP will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the Anniversary Celebration on August 3, 2012.
Series of activities have been lined up leading to the actual day of the celebration. The week-long celebration kicked-off with the conduct of a Squad Challenge from July 24 to 26, 2012. The different military stakes were participated-in by representative from the different line units of the Division. This will be followed by a 2-day Photo Static Display from July 27 to 28, 2012 that will highlight the different 8ID’s accomplishments through “Bayanihan” at the Provincial Capitol ground in Catbalogan City, Samar. A Badminton Tournament from July 29 to 31, 2012 will also be held at the Wellness Center of Camp Vicente Lukban. One of the highlights of the affair will be the awarding of medals and presentation of plaques to outstanding unit, and deserving officers and men who excelled in all fields of operations. Other activities include the Raffle Bonanza, wherein the net proceeds will benefit the 8ID Kawal Foundation. Moreover, Stormtroopers Modern Dance Contest will be showcased as military personnel and their dependents can express their talents in dancing.
Finally, this year’s anniversary celebration will highlight the heroic deeds of the men and women of the Stormtroopers division in attaining peace and development in Eastern Visayas Region.