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530th Air Base Wing

History

On 10 March 1945 – A group of U.S Army Engineers undertook the construction of the airfield in Zamboanga City.

On 17 October 1955 - Activation of 533rd Air Base Squadron pursuant to General Orders Number 564, General Headquarters, Armed Forces of the Philippines dated 25 October 1955.

On August 1972 – Activation of the 530th Air Base Group replacing 533rd Air Base Squadron pursuant to General Orders Number 522, Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 11 August 1972.

On 08 January 1974 – the 530th Air Base Group was renamed 530th Composite Tactical Wing (Provisional) pursuant to General Orders Number 309, Headquarters Philippine Air Force.

On 01 April 1976 – the 530th Composite Tactical Wing (Provisional) was upgraded to 3rd Air Division pursuant to General Orders Number 395, Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 26 March 1976. The 530th Air Base Wing is under the control of 3rd Air Division pursuant to General Orders Number 532, Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 11 August 1976.

On 01 February 1999 – 3rd Air Division was deactivated and the 530th Air Base Wing was redesignated as 530th Composite Tactical Wing pursuant to General Orders Number 16 Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 11 January 1999. The 530th Composite Tactical Wing was placed under the command and control of Tactical Operations Command.

On 01 February 2001 – 530th Composite Tactical Wing was deactivated pursuant to General Orders Number 32, Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 31 January 2001 and the 3rd Tactical Operations Wing was designated, but the mission, functions, troop disposition, and equipment remain the same.

On 01 August 2007 – 530th Air Base Group was deactivated and the 530th Air Base Wing was redesignated pursuant to General Orders Number 308, Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 31 August 2007.

The 530th Air Base Wing is composed of two (2) Groups, 531st Support Group and 532nd Logistics Groups with seven (7) squadrons. The number of authorized personnel of this Wing is based on the Manpower Authorization Voucher as of CY-2008.

3RD AIR DIVISION UNITS

530th Air Base Wing

TOG 9 (Pulacan)

TOG 10 (Cagayan De Oro)
        TACP BANCASI

TOG 11 (Davao)
        TOS RBAS

TOG 12 (Cotabato)

TOG SULTAW
        TOS MAPUN
        TOS SIBUTU
        TOS JOLO