The Philippine Air Force, through the Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Communications (OA-6), formally opened the Basic Integrated Command and Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems Class 01 in a simple Opening Ceremony held via Google Meet with the Vice Commander, Philippine Air Force MGEN PELAGIO R VALENZUELA PAF as the Guest of Honor and Speaker on August 10, 2020.
The Philippine Air Force provided air transport and ground assistance during the arrival of the cadaver of late Milagros Campo Sumaculob, an Overseas Filipino Worker who died in a Beirut, Lebanon blast last August 5, 2020 from Clark Air Base Pampanga to Iloilo International Airport via NC212i aircraft on August 18, 2020.
Meanwhile, the same aircraft was utilized to transport three (3) DOH personnel from Mactan to Iloilo who augmented as additional medical frontliners at Cebu City in response to their increasing COVID-19 cases.
The Philippine Air Force continuously intensifies its stakeholder engagement in the Ceremonial Signing of Conformity Letter in Partnership with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), Inc. on August 12, 2020 at the Agunod Hall, Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City. The Ceremony was participated by LTGEN ALEN T PAREDES AFP, the Commanding General, Philippine Air Force and Mr Manny V Pangilinan, President and CEO PLDT-Smart Inc.
The Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES AFP together with the Chief of Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force MGEN KELVIN KHONG conducted a virtual meeting and discussed the way forward for future collaborations between the PAF and RSAF.
Despite COVID-19, both countries stay connected with each other through Video Tele-Conference which allowed both countries to strengthen bilateral relationships.
The successful conduct of the Web-Based Seminar (Webinar) facilitated the Learning and Development (L&D) Program for the PAF Civ HR is another milestone achieved by the Civilian Human Resource (Civ HR) Training Branch under the supervision of MAJOR ANGELO S PATRON PAF, Director for Individual Training, OA-8, from the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Education and Training, A-8 headed by COL JOSE JOHNSON T GRAYDA PAF (MNSA).
The PAF C-130 aircraft arrived at Clark Air Base from Changsha, Huanghua China carrying boxes of Personal Protective Equipment to aid fight COVID-19 on July 29, 2020.
Personnel from Air Logistics Command in partnership with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Unit of 710th Special Operations Wing provided base services such as security, safety and disinfecting measures to the aircrew, cargoes and the aircraft.
The ALC will continue to provide quality and sustained support services as the PAF continue its fight to combat COVID-19.
The Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines GENERAL FELIMON T SANTOS JR conducted a Farewell Visit to the Philippine Air Force at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca in Pampanga on July 29, 2020 .
Upon his arrival, GENERAL SANTOS JR was accorded with foyer honors hosted by the Commanding General, PAF LIEUTENANT GENERAL ALLEN T PAREDES AFP, which was also witnessed by the HPAF General Officers; Commanders of Air Defense Command, Air Logistics Command, Air Education Training and Doctrine Command, Air Force Reserve Command and other senior Officers.
The Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft transported Indonesian Nationals from Davao City to Manado, Indonesia and Overseas Filipino Workers from Manado, Indonesia to Philippines on July 17, 2020.
A total of 11 Indian Nationals were ferried from Davao City to Indonesia and 52 OFWs were ferried back from Indonesia to Philippines.
Aside from the workers inside the country, OFWs were the most affected workers during the lock down. They were displaced from work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The 900th Air Force Weather Group Cloud Seeding Operations Team arrived aboard in Nomad N-22C at the Headquarters, Tactical Operations Group 2 in Cauayan, Isabela for the cloud seeding operations that will be conducted over Region II, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM) on July 15, 2020.
On July 16, 2020, initial coordination were conducted by the 900th AFWG Cloud Seeding Operations Team, Pilots and Crew from 220 Airlift Wing and 900th AFWG with theDA-BWSM representatives.
The Philippine Air Force conducted the Awards Day as part of its 73rd Founding Anniversary Celebration. The activity was conducted in a “New Normal” manner through Video Tele-Conferencing with the respective Unit Commanders at their respective Bases/Units on July 6, 2020 with the Commanding General Philippine Air Force, as the Presiding Officer.
Highlighted during the activity was the presentation of CG, PAF Streamer Awardees through VTC to the following Units:
The Philippine Air Force celebrated its 73rd Founding Anniversary in a simple ceremony at the Philippine Air Force Multi-Purpose Gymnasium Philippine Air Force on July 01, 2020, with President and AFP Commander-in-Chief, Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the Guest of Honor.
In adherence to the new normal to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, a limited number of attendees were present during the activity while personnel at different PAF bases witnessed the anniversary celebration via Livestream.
COLONEL JESUS VILLAMOR AIRBASE, PASAY CITY– In the midst of challenging times brought forth by a pandemic, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) find a way to stay connected and work together via video teleconference as demonstrated through the 2nd PAF-RAAF Airman-to-Airman (A2A) Talks that took place on 26 June 2020.
“As much as we want to meet and shake each other’s hands in better times, we have to adapt to the situation given to us and move forward.” Said by the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans, A-5 during his opening remarks.
COLONEL JESUS VILLAMOR AIRBASE, PASAY CITY-- Despite the challenges COVID-19 has caused across the globe, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Officers engaged their counterparts from the Koku-Jieitai or Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in a Coordination Meeting to discuss future bilateral engagements and enhance their relationship on 16 June 2020.
COL ALVIN M HATE MNSA (PAF), the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans, A-5 highlighted the growing bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and Japan and how military-to-military engagements are key to its continued success.
On 16 June 2020, a simple Assumption of Command Ceremony through Video Teleconference was conducted at the TOW EastMin VIP Lounge, Davao Air Station, Brgy Sasa, Davao City.
COL JEFFREY M VILELA PAF (GSC) assumed as the new Acting Wing Commander of Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao (TOW EastMin) with the Commanding General, Philippine Air Force, LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES AFP as the Guest of Honor and Speaker live through a Video Teleconference Application.