NEWS

228th TCTS IS NOW ACCREDITED AS SECONDARY TRAINING UNIT

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:07

Last 07 August 2019, no less than the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training, J8, MGEN AUGUSTO D DELA PEÑA AFP formally conferred the "Certificate of Recognition" to the 228th Transport Crew Training Squadron (TCTS) for its accreditation as a Secondary AFP Education and Training Unit in the Specialized Military Education and Training Institution Category. The certificate was received by the Squadron Commander, 228th TCTS, MAJOR MARJORIE MUKAY SIA PAF.

THE HORNETS’ ADOPT-AN-ORPHANAGE 2019

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:41

Orphans are the most vulnerable children in the world. They live without the support and care from their biological parents. They were probably abandoned by their parents or have lost their parents at an early age. The St. Francis Orphanage of Zamboanga diligently took the responsibility of substituting and replicating the love of the parents for these children. The orphanage has already served the community of Zamboanga for over 32 years.

HEROES IN SACRIFICE

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:18

The Southern Stinger Flight, stationed at TOWSOL, Camp Nakar, Lucena City, was tasked to conduct a mission in the dispersed areas of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. The mission was aimed to uphold immediate assistance to the ground forces through the conduct of troop insertion and extrication, resupply, and aerial reconnaissance to support the ongoing combat operations spearheaded by the 4IB, PA, in spite of the challenging landing zones, mountainous terrains, gusting winds, and other unforeseeable circumstances.

CONTINUOUS SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RESPONSE ACTIVITIES

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:50

The Tactical Operations Group 6 together with the 505th Search and Rescue Group of the Philippine Air Force, on their 3rd day of continuous Search and Retrieval Operations for the remaining missing victims of the squall which capsized 3 motorized passenger banca along Iloilo-Guimaras Strait which transpired last 03 August 2019, spotted a lifeless body wearing black T-shirt and black shorts floating between the islands of guimaras and negros around 0945H early this morning.

PAF FLIES OVER ILOILO-GUIMARAS STRAIT IN SEARCH OF MISSING PASSENGERS

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:15

The Philippine Air Force’s 505th Search and Rescue Group together with the Tactical Operations Group 6 conducted continuous search and retrieval operations over Iloilo-Guimaras Strait after a squall capsized three (3) pump boats, M/B Chi-chi and M/B Kezziah from Iloilo to Guimaras, and M/B Jenny Vince from Guimaras to Iloilo, past noon on Saturday, August 03, 2019.

PAF CONDUCTS AERIAL SEARCH OPERATIONS OVER ILOILO-GUIMARAS STRAIT

Submitted by AFPAO on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:41

The Philippine Air Force thru the 505th Search and Rescue Group conducts aerial search operations over Iloilo-Guimaras Strait after a squall capsized three boats past noon on Saturday, 03 August 2019. 

A Super Huey II #890, composed of pilots, crew and pararescue personnel, was utilized by the PAF in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard as the search for the missing passengers intensifies.

Moreover, the Tactical Operations Group 6 – Iloilo, provided KM450 and M35 trucks to ferry the passengers from Parola Wharf to Lapuz Port in Iloilo City. 

TOG3 PARTICIPATED THE TARLAC PDRRMO 1st KALASAG RESPONSE AND RESCUE CHALLENGE

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:13

As part of the celebration for the “National Disaster Resilience Month”, TOG3 together with 16 other groups from Tarlac LGUs, CSO/NGOs and uniformed personnel, participated in the Tarlac PDDRMC 1st KALASAG Response and Rescue Challenge 2019 last 29-31 July 2019.

The activity aims to empower the Emergency Response and Disaster Assistance Groups and to heightened their capacity to respond and to help them adapt to changes and innovations in Disaster Preparedness. The highlight of the event is a competition among the different participating rescue units.

CEREMONIAL TURN-OVER OF BAMBI BUCKET HELD

Submitted by AFPAO on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:41

The Philippine Air Force through the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Reservist and Retiree Affairs, A-9 conducted a Ceremonial Turn-over of Bambi Bucket and signing of Deed of Donation between PAF and the Rosita Soliman Foundation Inc./Pureforce and Rescue Corporation at the CJVAB, Grandstand on July 29, 2019.

The activity was attended by the Commanding General, PAF LTGEN ROZZANO D. BRIGUEZ AFP with the Rosita Soliman Foundation Inc./Pureforce owner/president, Mr. Jomelito S. Soliman.

PAF AIRLIFTS INJURED RESIDENTS OF ITBAYAT, BATANES AFTER EARTHQUAKE

Submitted by AFPAO on Sun, 07/28/2019 - 09:35

The Philippine Air Force, through the Tactical Operations Group 2 led by LTC RANDY G BUENA PAF (MNSA) provided medical evacuation to the injured residents of Itbayat, Batanes after their homes collapsed due to a 5.9 magnitude earthquake which struck earlier on Saturday, 27 July 2019.

Six (6) seriously injured Itbayat residents were airlifted to Basco, Batanes via a PAF C295. The patients were then brought to Batanes General Hospital for further medical attention.

PAF AIRLIFTS INJURED RESIDENTS OF ITBAYAT, BATANES AFTER EARTHQUAKE

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:10

The Philippine Air Force, through the Tactical Operations Group 2 led by LTC RANDY G BUENA PAF (MNSA) provided medical evacuation to the injured residents of Itbayat, Batanes after their homes collapsed due to a 5.9 magnitude earthquake which struck earlier on Saturday, 27 July 2019. 

Six (6) seriously injured Itbayat residents were airlifted to Basco, Batanes via a PAF C295. The patients were then brought to Batanes General Hospital for further medical attention.