Submitted by AFPAO on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:10

The Air Force Reserve Command is one of the PAF’s Major Support Commands created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organization. It has eight (8) Air Reserve Centers namely 1stARCen which is located at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City; 2ndARCen at Clark Air Base, Mabalacat City; 3rdARCen at Fernando Air Base, Lipa City; 4th ARCen located at Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; 5thARCen stationed at BGEN Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-lapu City; 6thARCen located at Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City; 7thARCen stationed at Tactical Operations Wing, Eastern Mindanao, Compound, Sasa, Davao City; and 8thARCen at Tactical Operations Group 10 Compound, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City.

Recently, the AFRC conducted a 45 days in-house Summer Cadre Training to their AS-23 Advance Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) students. The said training was composed of qualified cadet officers coming from the different colleges and universities from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The SCT was conducted to prepare and mold the advance Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets in their future role as cadet officers in their respective schools and for them to become more disciplined and responsible. The culmination of the training was graced by the AFRC, Commander BGEN ROLANDO S ACOP AFP as the guest of honor and speaker of the different Air Reserve Centers all over the Philippines. A Certificates of Completion were presented to all the graduates and special awards for the deserving students who excelled from the said training.

The Commander AFRC expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the students who successfully hurdled the said training. He further encouraged other aspirants to join the ROTC for them to develop valuable skills and leadership molded with discipline and patriotism. Likewise, special mentioned of thanks to all the loving and supportive parents for allowing their children to be a part of this endeavor.

Military traditions were being highlighted during the graduation ceremonies. This is to showcase the military abilities, skills and attitude. The SCT graduates gained from the training among the military traditions was the rendition of Arrival Honors Ceremony, Parade and Review of troops to the Guest of Honor and Speaker. A time-honored tradition of leaders looking over the unit to gauge its discipline, readiness, and fitness.  Moreover, a Silent drill and Fancy Drill demonstration to measures their abilities in handling the rifles which is indeed one of the noteworthy capabilities of the Summer Cadre Trainees.