THE BIGGEST AIR EVACUATION IN MARAWI CRISIS

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:55

31 July 2017

The Philippine Air Force's 220th Airlift Wing evacuated approximately 80 wounded soldiers through the use of a single C-130 aircraft from Laguindingan Airport to Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City in connection with the ongoing military campaign in Marawi City last July 26, 2017.

The flight was immediately outfitted for an aero-medical evacuation led by the C-130 load masters to accommodate litter patients.

THE SIMPLE JOYS OF A HUEY PILOT

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:52

28 July 2017

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa-

With the current crisis with the Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, the armed forces are united in reclaiming its freedom. With the increasing number of wounded personnel and demand for mission essentials, the “Mighty Huey” of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing has been very reliable.

TOG 3 JOINS THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF ADOPT A SCHOOL PROGRAM

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:33

27 July 2017

The Tactical Operations Group 3 (TOG3), together with Department of Education-Tarlac and other stakeholders joined the launching ceremony of adopt a school program sponsored by Dra. Germiline Guiao, which benefited Manlapig Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac on July 25, 2017.

The launching ceremony aims to extend the “libreng serbisyo” by the stakeholders and to introduce the TOG-3 to its neighboring barangays.

WOUNDED GOV’T TROOPS TRANSPORTED SAFELY TO MANILA FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:25

21 July 2017

About thirty military patients who sustained wounds from the ongoing firefight in Marawi City were evacuated using the C-130 aircraft yesterday, July 20, 2017. The aircraft departed from Laguindingan Airport at 10:30 p.m. and reached Villamor Air Base, Pasay City past 1 a.m. today. This sortie was the last of all scheduled itineraries that started as early as 6 a.m. – from troops relieving, reinforcements, and airlift of heavy equipment – to some areas in Mindanao.

Air Force Holds Joint Ceremony for the Deactivation of Air Defense Wing, 1AD, 2AD & 3AD; Reactivation of ADC and Tactical Operations Command; and Activation of Air Mobility Command

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:01

21 July 2017

Along with the arrival of its aircraft and state-of-the-art equipment, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has gradually metamorphosed into a more credible Air Force through reorganization of some of its key Units as guided by its Flight Plan 2028.

FLYING PRRD TO MARAWI CITY

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:53

20 July 2017

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte boarded the C-295 aircraft on July 20, 2017 to support his subsequent visit to Marawi City after three attempts.

The aircraft was utilized from Davao to Lumbia Airport and was picked up from Laguindingan Airport back to Davao. A chopper aircraft was then used to ferry him from Lumbia to Marawi City, particularly in Army's 103rd Brigade Headquarters, which is a few kilometers away from the actual conflict area.

AIRASIA EXTENDS BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE AND OFFERS FREE MEALS TO AFP TROOPS IN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:44

19 July 2017

The management of AirASia Philippines headed by its Chief Executive Officer Captain Dexter Comendador has announced on Wednesday, July 19, that members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines "on peacekeeping mission" will be able to enjoy an additional 40kg baggage allowance and free in-flight meals and snacks.

Airlifters Fly AFP Delegates To Indonesia To Join Maritime Cooperation

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:34

17 July 2017

The F-27 aircrew of the 220th Airlift Wing ferried selected Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) participants to Manado, Indonesia in connection with the semi-annual "Coordinated Patrol Operations Philippines-Indonesia" held on July 11 to 14, 2017. The delegation was headed by Brigadier General Gilbert Gabay AFP, Deputy Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command.

PAF joins Metro Manila Quake Drill

Submitted by sevy on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:30

16 July 2017

It always pays to be ready in times of calamities and disasters.

As part of its preparation for the 7.2 magnitude earthquake scenario, hundreds of Philippine Air Force (PAF) personnel composed of officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees have flocked to the Protacio Park in Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, on Friday afternoon, July 14, to actively take part in the earthquake drill.