The 250th Presidential Airlift Wing “Bluebirds” of the Philippine Air Force celebrated its 47th Anniversary today, September 7, 2015 at Fixed-Wing Hangar, 250th PAW Compound, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City with the Commanding General, PAF LTGEN JEFFREY F DELGADO AFP as the Guest of Honor, with the theme: BLUEBIRDS@47: “Matatag na Samahan, Kaakibat ng Pangulo at Sambayanan”.
BGEN ARNOLD A MANCITA AFP, Wing Commander of 250th PAW and COL ALLEN T PAREDES MNSA (PAF), Deputy Wing Commander assisted the Commanding General PAF, LTGEN JEFFREY F DELGADO AFP in presenting the plaques and streamers to the following awardees:
WING AWARDEES: Rated Officer of the Year: MAJOR CHESTER R GUANSON PAF Non-Rated Officer of the Year: CPT SAMUEL V SAPINOSO PAF Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year: TSg Flaviano Q Ordinario Jr PAF Airman of the Year: Sgt Nimitz M Rico PAF Civilian Employee of the Year: Mr Carmelo Rasco Squadron of the Year (Flying Category): 252nd Presidential Airlift Squadron Squadron of the Year (Support Category): 482nd Supply and Support Squadron
The Civilian partners were also awarded with recognition as follows: MR EDISON QUE - President and CEO Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc. MR RAMON S ANG - Challenger Aero Air Corporation PCSUPT NERI D ILAGAN (Ret) - Department Manager Airport Security Police Department MGEN JOSE ANGEL A HONRADO (Ret) - General Manager, Manila International Airport Authority MS MARLENE I SINGSON - Air Traffic Service, Facility in Charge Manila Control Tower, Pasay City MR SANDY AMIDA - Operation Officer, Casino Resorts World MR RAFAEL LEDESMAN - Air Juan Aviation MS MAY LESCANO - Proprietor Aeromaxis MR JAIME J BAUTISTA - President, Philippine Airlines MR CRISTINO L NAGUIAT JR - Chairman and CEO, PAGCOR MR NILO TAM - President, SERPEN AIR
The Commanding General, on his speech, commended the Wing Commander, BGEN ARNOLD A MANCITA AFP and each and every Bluebirds for representing the best qualities and serving as a good role model and by living up the INSTEP spirit and in making a strong contribution to the brighter future of the PAF.