220th Airlifters Family Celebrate Milestone

21 December 2017

The Wing Commander of the 220th Airlift Wing, Brigadier General Stephen P Parreño AFP, celebrated his 48th birthday yesterday, December 12, together with the entire airlifters community in a simple yet meaningful boodle fight.

All personnel have reached out to express their birthday greetings and wishes including those deployed and, surprisingly, even those in flight.

The Wing Commander, on his part, as part of his personal connections and bond with his men, put in effort to greet every airlifter on the day of their birthdays through customized letters, mobile calls, and small birthday treat.

Given its significance as a key milestone in a person’s life, he has this list of birthday celebrators in his phone to serve as reminder and ensure that nobody is missed out.

Birthday celebration is one of the best platforms the Wing usually employs for the team to bond. The personalized aspect of it takes away a great deal and presents each personnel with good opportunities to get to know each other in a more personal level.

The resultant team-bonding that was developed would inevitably spillover at work and continue to boost the morale and welfare of all airlifters. This practice has been part of the Wing's culture ever since.

As memories and photos of the event get shared and exchanged through the community, it really warms hearts, and people feel appreciated.

Courtesy of 220th AW