3rd tow holds first ever CAS forum

12 December 2017

With over 114 participants from Eastern and Western Mindanao which includes attendees from the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Marines and the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Air Force through the 3rd Tactical Operations Wing conducted the first ever Close Air Support (CAS) Forum last December 04, 2017 at the Multi Purpose Hall, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Sta Maria, Zamboanga City with Commander, TOC, Major General, Domingo D Palisoc Jr AFP as the guest of honor.

The objective of the forum is for the participants to develop a common understanding among all concerned units in the conduct of CAS operations in a joint and combined setting and for them to be knowledgeable of the current PAF weapons capabilities and its limitations.

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the CAS forum were as follows:

LTC Charlie L Tiu JR PAF (MNSA) -Close Air Support in a Joint Setting

LTC Maynard P Mariano PAF -FA-50 Capabilities and Limitations

MAJ Junius N Zulueta PAF -C-208 Capabilities and Limitations

MAJ Ruel C Acero PAF -AW-109 Capabilities and Limitations

1LT Jerome Clark A Eugenio PAF -OV-10/SF-260/MG-520 Capabilities and Limitations

MAJ Joseph Carlo A Porras PAF-NVG Operations

Towards the end of the program, Brigadier General Augusto D Dela Peņa AFP, WC, 3rd TOW gave his remarks and subsequently introduced MGEN Palisoc who sincerely thanked all the participants and gave all the SMEs a plaque of appreciation for the job well done.

Courtesy of: 3rd TOC