PAF HONORS MGEN MANCITA WITH CHAMPAGNE FLIGHT

Submitted by AFPAO on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 08:29

Commander, Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command, Major General Arnold A Mancita AFP carried out his Champagne Flight and Retirement Visit at the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base Pasay City on February 26, 2019.

The traditional Champagne Flight serves as a last flight to be accorded once a military pilot decides to retire from the active service.

THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE SUPPORTS NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH

Submitted by AFPAO on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 20:36

The Philippine Air Force supports National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month by participating during the annual Happy Walk 2019 of Down Syndrome afflicted children. More so, PAF provided an interactive display of HADR equipment, photos and videos at SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on February 24, 2019.

The activity aimed to promote public awareness about Down Syndrome (DS) and paved the way for extra special days for children afflicted with DS.

Photos from AM Borjal PAF - AFPAO

PAF ON ITS FEET ICOW BENGUET FOREST FIRE

Submitted by AFPAO on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:26

With the unfortunate overtaking of a massive forest fire in Itogon, Benguet on February 20, 2019 (Wednesday), the Philippine Air Force wasted no time and immediately conducted an Aerial Reconnaissance and Rapid Disaster Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) particularly to engulfed hit area in Barangay Ampucao led by the 505th Search and Rescue Group.

In addition, a bambi bucket was also launched to secure and prevent the fire from spreading along the area utilizing the PAF CUH Bell 412 aircraft with tail Nr 321.

PAF CONDUCTS JOINT CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONIES FOR TOC, ALC AND CHANGE OF CHIEF OF OFFICE CEREMONY OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF AIR STAFF

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:25

The Philippine Air Force conducted the Joint Change of Command Ceremonies for the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), MGEN ALLEN T PAREDES AFP; Commander of Air Logistics Command (ALC), MGEN NICOLAS C PARILLA AFP; and Commander of Tactical Operations Command (TOC), MGEN PELAGIO R VALENZUELA AFP on February 20, 2019 at PAF Gymnasium, CJVAB in Pasay City with the CG, PAF LTGEN ROZZANO D BRIGUEZ AFP.

PAF WELCOMES NEW VICE COMMANDER

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:22

The Philippine Air Force welcomes new Vice Commander, MGen Nicolas C Parilla AFP during the Change of Command Ceremony held at Hall of Flags, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on 19 February 2019.

A member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Hinirang” Class of 1987, MGen Parilla assumes as the new Vice Commander of the Philippine Air Force. MGen Parilla was the former Commander of Air Logistics Command (ALC).

TACTICAL OPERATIONS WING WEST DONATED A TOTAL OF 18,450 CC OF BLOOD

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:42

Tactical Operations Wing West donated a total of 18,450 cc of blood from 41 TOW West blood donors to Philippine Red Cross Palawan Chapter during a bloodletting activity held at Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa City on February 8, 2019.

This activity is one of the programs under civil military operations which encourage all personnel to dedicate themselves selflessly in order to help save lives. It also develops strong relationship within the community.

AIR SENTINELS IN TOW WEST COMMENDED FOR EXCELLING IN DIFFERENT PAF COURSES

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:22

After demonstrating academic excellence in different Professional Military Education and Specialization Courses, personnel of Tactical Operations Wing West were given due recognition during the Flag Raising Ceremony held on February 18, 2019 at TOW West, Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

For their academic achievements, the following personnel were awarded with Military Commendation Medal by their Wing Commander, BrigGen Rene S Diaz AFP:

PAF ATHLETES AT PILIPINAS DUATHLON SERIES 2019

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:19

Congratulations to SSg Trinidad, A2C Lemoncito, and AW2C Abad for carrying the banner of the Philippine Air Force to greater heights in the Pilipinas Duathlon Series 2019 held this day at Clarkfield, Angeles City, Pampanga

Our PAF Athletes were able to bagged several awards during the conduct of the event.

Female Elite: AW2C Abad - 3rd Place
AG 30-34: A2C Lemoncito - Champion
AG 55-59: SSg Trinidad - Champion
*AG - Age Group

The Deputy Group Commander of AFSSG, LTC RAMIL E RANARIO PAF, also participated in the said activity under AG 40-44.

TACTICAL OPERATIONS GROUP 5 TURNED OVER EIGHT (8) PCS OF TRASH BINS

Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:14

Tactical Operations Group 5 turned over eight (8) pcs of trash bins to Miss Robie Jane S. Dig, Field Instruction Student II of Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Social Work Department. Said trash bins will be used as part of her social work community and development projects and to address the issues and concerns of the community people about waste management that will benefit 76 household and 88 families of Purok 7 Barangay Matanag Legazpi City.

COMMEMORATION OF THE 74TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETAKING OF NICHOLS AIRFIELD DURING THE WWII

Submitted by AFPAO on Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:19

The Philippine Air Force in coordination with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office officially celebrated the historical Retaking of Nichols Airfield and Fort William Mckinley during the World War II dated (February 15-16 1945), held at the PAF Aerospace Museum, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City

PAF CONDUCTS RETIREMENT CEREMONY FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR PLANS, J5

Submitted by AFPAO on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:02

A proud member of PMA “Sandiwa” Class of 1985, MAJOR GENERAL RESTITUTO F PADILLA JR AFP formally bid farewell to the military during the Testimonial Parade and Retirement Ceremony held on February 13, 2019 at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. The ceremony was presided by the Commanding General, Philippine Air Force LTGEN ROZZANO D BRIGUEZ AFP.