THE SIMPLE JOYS OF A HUEY PILOT

28 July 2017

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa-

With the current crisis with the Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, the armed forces are united in reclaiming its freedom. With the increasing number of wounded personnel and demand for mission essentials, the “Mighty Huey” of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing has been very reliable.

The Hueys are used to transport wounded personnel in order to receive immediate first aid and save their lives. Supplies are also delivered to the frontlines in the shortest possible time to increase the overall success of the mission.

Our ground troops, the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police who are at the forefront of the battlefield, risk their lives to reclaim the City of Marawi. But despite the current challenges they face, the ground troops never failed to boost the morale of their comrades from the Philippine Air Force.

In their own little way, they flashed a sign saying “THANK U AIRFORCE” – a simple gesture of showing their gratitude to the Huey pilots for saving their lives. This only demonstrates how Huey pilots perform a critical role in serving the country and its people.

The gesture of appreciation may be simple but it gave us a very inspiring warmth in our hearts and motivated us to work harder. Our responsibilities as Tactical Heli-lifters play a vital role in every crisis that our country faces and will face in the future. Every soldier that we save means one less fatherless homes, one less crying mother, and one less widowed wife.

With that in mind we, the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing, will be your dependable unit ready to perform our task anytime, anywhere.

Courtesy of 205th THW

Photos courtesy of 1Lt Rolando R Jacutin PAF and 1Lt Michael Vincent F Perandos PAF

 

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