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501st (LWUA) Water Battalion (Reserve)
501st (NIA) Water Battalion (Reserve) Unit Seal
Unit Seal of the 501st (LWUA) Water Battalion (Reserve)
Country Philippines Philippines
Branch Philippine Army
Allegiance Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Service history
Role Combat Support & Combat Service Support, SAR and CSAR, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, Civil-Military Operations and Civil-military Co-operations
Size 3 Ready Reserve Companies and 1 Headquarters & Headquarters Service Company
Part of Under the AFP Reserve Command Affiliate Reserve Group
Nickname AFP Water Battalion
Motto * Malinis na Tubig sa Bawat Tahanan.
  • Clean Water in Every Home.
Battles None
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Commanders
Commanders AFP Major Rank Insignia MAJ EDISON A CUENCA (RES) PAMAJ EDISON A CUENCA (RES) PA
Current commander Sergeant MajorSergeant Major}
Insignia
Insignia
The AFP Search and Rescue Tab

The 501st (LWUA) Water Battalion (Reserve),[1] known officially as AFP Water Battalion, is one of the affiliated reserve battalions of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which is organic to the AFP Reserve Command Affiliate Reserve Group of the AFP Reserve Command. It is a Combat Service Support & Service unit specializing in Water treatment, Sewage management, Water distribution, and utilities management, with subspecialties in Urban Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation, Civil Military Operations and Co-operations.[1]

OrganizationEdit

The following are the units that are presently placed under operational control of the 501st (LWUA) Water Battalion (Reserve):

Base unitsEdit

  • Philippine Army Infantry BC Headquarters & Headquarters Company

Line unitsEdit

  • Philippine Army Infantry BC "A" Water Company
  • Philippine Army Infantry BC "B" Water Company
  • Philippine Army Infantry BC "C" Water Company

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Campaign StreamersEdit

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) StreamerPresidential Unit Citation BadgeSAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana4 February 2010 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 04 Feb '10
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) StreamerPresidential Unit Citation BadgeGeneral Elections, Philippines1 July 2010General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July '10

BadgesEdit

Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
AFP Election Duty BadgeGeneral Elections, Philippines21 May 2010 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May '10

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