PAF HAS NEW CHIEF OF AIR STAFF

 

 

Photo shows PAF Commanding General LT GEN LAURO CATALINO G DELA CRUZ AFP (right) Congratulating the New Chief of Air Staff BGEN WILFREDO O ONA AFP (left), Replacing MGEN RAUL GABRIEL DIMATATAC (center) who was promoted as PAF’s Vice Commander following the retirement of MGEN RENATO LORENZO A SANCHEZ AFP.

 

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, PASAY CITY: Philippine Air Force Chief LT GEN LAURO CATALINO G DELA CRUZ AFP presided over the change of office ceremony for the Office of the Chief of Air Staff 9:00 in the morning last Oct 25, 2012 at the Hall of Flags, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

 

The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) BGEN WILFREDO O ONA AFP, former Deputy Commander of PAF’s 3rd Air Division, is a decorated Helicopter Combat Pilot with many years of experience flying the UH-1H. He also commanded the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing (THW) as well as the 410th Maintenance Wing (MW). BGEN ONA is a well rounded logistician having been assigned prior to his command positions as the Air Forces Logistical Staff. BGEN ONA AFP replaces MGEN RAUL GABRIEL L DIMATATAC AFP as the new Chief of Air Staff.

 

Arrival honors was accorded to BGEN ONA AFP upon his arrival at HPAF Quadrangle at 8:45am, 25 Oct 2012 with Wing Commander, 520th Air Base Wing BGEN EDGAR R FALLORINA AFP as the military host.

 

Former Chief of Air Staff, MGEN RAUL GABRIEL L DIMATATAC AFP, replaced MGEN RENATO LORENZO A SANCHEZ AFP as Vice Commander, Philippine Air Force.