PAF Vice Commander, MGEN RAUL GABRIEL L DIMATATAC AFP, was the guest of Honor and Speaker during the retirement ceremony of MGEN JOSE TONY E VILLARETE AFP, the outgoing 3rd Air Division (AD) Commander last 17 January 2013 at 3:00 pm at Edwin Andrews Air Base Grandstand, Zamboanga City.

BGEN NICANOR M VIVAR AFP, former Deputy Commander OF 1ST Air Division (AD) is the new 3rd AD Commander effective today.


MGEN VILLARETE was presented the Philippine Flag as a symbol of his service and sacrifice to the nation. A command plaque and a plaque of honorable service were likewise presented for the service he has rendered to the Philippine Air Force. Mrs Villarete likewise received a Plaque of Appreciation for her everlasting support to her husband during his entire military career.


3RD AD is based in Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City.