Submitted by AFPAO on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:42

The Air Force Reserve Command celebrated its 39th Founding Anniversary on December 22, 2018 at Challengers’ Field, Clark Air Base, Mabalacat City in Pampanga with the theme AFRC@39: “Achieving excellence in performing, reforming, and transforming the PAF Reserve Force as the nation’s bearer of hope”. The Commanding General, Philippine Air Force LTGEN ROZZANO D BRIGUEZ AFP, was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

Highlighted during the anniversary was the presentation of awards to the following outstanding personnel, reservist and stakeholders of AFRC:

Officer of the year-2LT JAYSON O TIANIA PAF
Reservist Officer of the year-CPT ANGELIZA EDELWINA A CRUZ PAFR
NCO of the year-SSg Filipina C Sibayan PAF
Reservist Enlisted Personnel of the year-SSg Keanu Andrei C Fuentes PAFR 
Airman of the year-Sgt Raymond B Guiriba PAF
Civilian Employee of the year-Mr. Aaron Paul M Guanco CE
ROTC Cadet of the year-C/Ltc Jerson S Castro 1CL
ROTC Female Cadet of the year-C/Maj Lois Marinella B Ilagan 1CL

Special Award were also given to:
SSg Gene A Solano PAFR
Puerto Princesa City Social Welfare
and Development (PPCSWD)
Local Government Unit- Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Rotary Club of Lipa South
Sun Star Pampanga
Christ’s Church (Makati)
Christ’s Church (Ortigas) Mission
Wowowin- GMA, Channel 7
Rotary Club of Raha Sulayman
ABS-CBN Pampanga, Channel 46
Clark In action 105.5 UFM

Also, Sgt Rico S Puno PAF(Ret) was recognized for his invaluable service rendered to the command.

In his speech, LTGEN BRIGUEZ stressed the importance of reservists’ efforts in nation-building. He also recalls being part of the ROTC program way back then. He further stressed that the youth today needs the ROTC Program to help inculcate the sense of patriotism in our country.

The activity culminated with the pass-in-review of the men and women of Air Force City with the reservist component and SPOW personnel.

Courtesy of AFRC