Tactical Operations Wing West (TOWWEST) of the Philippine Air Force successfully conducted the Air Power Forum in the region of Palawan at VJR Hall, Provincial Capitol, Palawan on November 29, 2018 with the theme “Engaging Proponents in Understanding the Essence of Air Power in Security and Development of the Western Frontier”.
Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, it is without a doubt a season to be jolly as the Philippine Air Force officially launched the much awaited ‘Simultaneous Christmas Tree Lighting’’ on December 03, 2018 held at Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa, Palawan with the Commanding General, PAF Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard R Kintanar AFP.
The annual event is one way of uplifting the Christmas spirit to all the officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees of the PAF together with their dependents.
Officers from Tactical Operations Command, 530th Air Base Group, and TOWWESTMIN attended the International Humanitarian Law workshop at Headquarters, Tactical Operations Command Conference Room, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City on November 28, 2018.
The workshop was conducted by Mr. Piotr Dregiel of The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Zamboanga City and was also attended by Subject Matter Experts, Mr. Andrew Bell, and Mr. Gabriel Anthony Daclan.
The Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force LTGEN GALILEO GERARD R KINTANAR JR AFP, visited Brigadier General Benito N Ebuen Air Base Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu on November 28, 2018 as part of his pre-Christmas visit.
He also visited the 205TH Tactical Helicopter Wing and inspect various projects such as the Computer Based Training Facility of 210th Tactical Helicopter Training Squadron called “Helicopter Operations Virtual Exercise Room (H.O.V.E.R.)”.
The Hornet Flight composed of UH-1H from the 206th Tactical Helicopter Squadron and UH-1D from the 207th Tactical Helicopter squadron stationed at Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista (KHTB), Busbus, Jolo conducted a Joint Exercise with Joint Task Force Jolo on November 25, 2018.
Together with JTF Sulu, the flight conducted a Helicopter Sniper Proficiency Exercise with the members of the Marine Special Operations Group (MARSOG) and the Philippine Marine Ready Force Sniper specialist.
The 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing spearheaded by the Wing Commander COL RENE RAOUL ROMMEL DC HONASAN PAF (GSC) joined in the observance of the 2018 18-Day Campaign to end Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, 2018 with the theme: “VAW-FREE COMMUNITY STARTS WITH ME.”
The Wing displayed the Official Streamer Bearing with the logo of the campaign at the Headquarters 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing to enforce awareness to all personnel to end the Violence Against Women, protect the women’s rights and address all forms of Gender-Based Violence.
Led by the Chief Master Seargent Nelson S Mercado PAF, the Office of the Philippine Air Force Sergeant Major successfully conducted the First Sergeant Abbreviated Course to all eligible senior NCOs of the Tactical Operations Wing West and Western Command on November 19-23, 2018 held at the Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Acting Wing Commander, Tactical Operations Wing Southern Luzon (TOWSOL), COL RAMON J GUIANG PAF (GSC), presided over the Change of Command Ceremony of Tactical Operations Group 4 (TOG4) on November 22, 2018.
TOG4 personnel bade farewell to LTC RICHARD E DE GUIA PAF (GSC) and welcomed LTC JONATHAN B GASTARDO PAF (MNSA) as the new TOG 4 Group Commander.
Courtesy of TOWSOL
The Tactical Operations Wing Southern Luzon (TOWSOL) and Tactical Operations Group 4 (TOG4) conducted a "BLOODLETTING ACTIVITY" as part of Pre- Anniversary activities at Banahaw Lounge, Headquarters TOWSOL, Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City on November 13, 2018. This is in connection with the 1st Founding Anniversary of TOWSOL with the Theme: “TOWSOL @1st: Blue Team @ Top Speed in Overcoming Challenges, Dedicated to Service and Ready to Respond in Air Operations for Peace and Resilient Development in Southern Luzon”.
Courtesy of TOWSOL
The re-opening of Boracay Island which started with a Joint Demonstration Capability Exercise performed by Tactical Operations Group (TOG - 6), Tactical Operations Wing Central (TOWCEN) together with a team from 505th Search and Rescue Group wherein they performed extrication of patients using rope ladder, Basic Life Support, and Standard First Aid, and Fire Fighting Capability on October 25, 2018. It was witnessed by foreign and local tourists as well as residents of the island
The Philippine Air Force honored the outgoing Air Force Inspector General, MGEN DINO C DIÑO AFP in a Testimonial Review and Retirement Ceremony held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at PAF Grandstand in Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City with the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force, LTGEN GALILEO GERARD R KINTANAR JR AFP as the presiding Officer and Guest of Honor.
The ceremony served as an expression to gratitude to MGEN DIÑO, as well as, to pay tribute for his more than 34 years of leadership, expertise, and dedication contributed to the PAF.
IN PHOTOS: Tactical Operations Wing West of the Philippine Air Force participated in the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill as part of the "Bida ang Handa" Program of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and observance of the World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 5, 2018 at Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
The Unit conducted assessment and evaluation on the completeness and readiness of responders and equipment.
PIO, TOW West
IN PHOTOS: Tactical Operations Wing West of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) rendered arrival honors to the members of the PAF Bids and Awards Committee, BGEN RENE S DIAZ AFP, the Deputy Commander of Air Education Training and Doctrine Command and BGEN FLORANTE M AMANO AFP, the Wing Commander of 410th Maintenance Wing on November 7, 2018 at Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.