PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE CONDUCTS BLESSING CEREMONY OF PAF AVIATION ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT IN BASA AIR BASE

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:02

The Philippine Air Force conducted a Blessing Ceremony of PAF Aviation Engineering Equipment (PAFAEE) in Basa Air Base, Pampanga on December 2, 2020 with the Commanding General, PAF LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES PAF as the Guest of Honor.

A total of 57 equipment composed of nine (9) trucks; four (4) hydrostatic bulldozers; one (1) compact backhoe loader; six (6) equipment haulers; eight (8) self-loading mixers; 12 excavators; and, 17 road rollers were blessed and will be utilized for all pavement projects of the 355th Aviation Engineer Wing (AEW).

PAF CONDUCTS JONT CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY FOR AIR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND AND AIR LOGISTICS COMMAND

Submitted by AFPAO on Sat, 11/28/2020 - 08:02

The Philippine Air Force conducted a Joint Change of Command Ceremony for Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command (AETDC) and Air Logistics Command (ALC) via Video Teleconferencing on November 27, 2020 with the Commanding General, PAF LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES PAF as the Presiding Officer.


MGEN FERDINAND M CARTUJANO PAF relinquished his position as Commander, AETDC to MGEN PELAGIO R VALENZUELA PAF, former Vice Commander, PAF. MGEN CARTUJANO PAF was the newly designated Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

PAF CONDUCTS CHANGE OF CHIEF OF OFFICE CEREMONY FOR THE OFFICE OF VICE COMMANDER, PAF VIA VTC

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 11/26/2020 - 00:02

The Philippine Air Force conducted the Change of Chief of Office Ceremony for the Office of the Vice Commander, PAF through Virtual Tele-Conference held at their respective Offices on November 25, 2020 with the Commanding General, PAF LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES PAF as the Presiding Officer.

PAF RELIEF OPERATIONS IN CAGAYAN RELENTLESS ON ITS 3RD DAY

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:46

One (1) UH-1H helicopter of the Philippine Air Force conducted relief operations from Cagayan Provincial Capitol to different barangays in the municipalities of Alcala, Solana and Amulung on November 16, 2020. A total of 1,587 lbs of assorted relief goods were distributed to several households. 

Moreover, two (2) military vehicles were also utilized in the distribution of 200 packs of relief goods to the municipality of Amulung later that day.

PAF SUSTAINS 2ND DAY OF RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS IN CAGAYAN VALLEY

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:07

Two (2) UH-1H helicopters of the Philippine Air Force under the Tactical Operations Group 2 headed by COL AUGUSTO N PADUA PAF (GSC) continue to work round the clock in facilitating the transportation of relief goods and other essential items to thousands of families affected by Typhoon “Ulysses” in Cagayan Valley.

As of this today, November 15, 2020, a total of 3,500 lbs of cargoes were transported from Cagayan Provincial Capitol to the inaccessible areas in the municipalities of Alcala, Amulung, Lal-lo, Solana, and Enrile in Cagayan.

PAF CONDUCTS MEDICAL EVACUATION IN CAGAYAN VALLEY

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:55

The 505th Search and Rescue Group (SRG) utilizing a UH-1H helicopter of the 207th Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) airlifted patients from the Municipality of Alcala to the Provincial Capitol of Cagayan in Tuguegarao City on November 15, 2020.

The medical evacuation team flew three (3) patients – Mrs. Marieta Del Rosario and her son John Del Rosario who were electrocuted; and Mrs Theresita Siason who is suffering from suspected spinal injury. The said patients are victims of the massive flooding in the area.

UPDATES: HUMANITARIAN AND DISASTER RESPONSE

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:33

The Philippine Air Force C-295 aircraft transported the 505th Search and Rescue Group personnel and equipment for the conduct of Water Search and Rescue operations to flooded and trapped families in Cagayan Valley on November 14, 2020. 

Likewise, Two (2) Bell-412 aircraft from the 207th Tactical Helicopter Squadron were utilized by the 505th SRG for the conduct of aerial rescue to areas experiencing massive flooding in Cagayan River due to the continuous upsurge of water in Magat Dam in Isabela. 

PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE DISASTER RESPONSE TASK UNITS AND WATER SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS IN ACTION

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:13

The Philippine Air Force activated its Disaster Response Task Units (DRTU) and conducted Search and Rescue to stranded families in the most affected communities in the National Capital Region and CALABARZON. 

The 15th Strike Wing deployed its DRTU teams and rescued families including seven (7) children who were trapped in their houses in Marikina City on November 12, 2020. Meanwhile, another DRTU team utilized its military trucks in transporting a total of 48 stranded individuals due to the high water level at the Ylang-Ylang River in Noveleta, Cavite.