Bluebirds Celebrate 49th Founding Anniversary

27 September 2017

The 250th Presidential Airlift Wing (PAW) "Bluebirds" of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) celebrated 49 years of dedicated service to the country on September 12, 2017.

The event, which was held in Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, kicked-off with a blessing ceremony of the newly renovated VIP Holding Lounge led by Chief Air Chaplain, Colonel Roque Kim B Pedroza PAF CHS (GSC), followed by the launching of the Helicopter Night Vision Goggle Instrument Flight Rule Capability.

To celebrate the Wing’s achievements, various units and individuals were awarded with plaques of merit and streamers for their tremendous performance and undying dedication to the service all throughout the year.

The awardees were:

Officer of the Year (Rated Category) - Maj Maria Ghirly A Solis PAF

Officer of the Year (Non-Rated Category)- 1Lt Jose Dean L Sebastian PAF

Non-Commission Officer of the Year- Ssg Donel O Pedro PAF

Airman of the Year- Sgt Karlo P Lina PAF

Civilian Employee of the Year- Mr. kirshore S Patrimonio CE

Squadron of the Year (Flying Category)- 252nd Presidential Airlift Wing

Squadron of the Year (Support Category)- 482nd Supply and Suppot Squadron

Plaque of Recognition:

205th Tactical Helicopter Wing

15th Strike Wing

Manila Control Tower

Manila International Airport Authority

Airport Police Department

Lufthansa Technik Philippines

Philippine Airlines

Department of Public Works and Highways

Davao Control Tower.

The event was graced by the Guest of Honor, PAF Commanding General, Lieutenant General Edgar R Fallorina AFP, together with his lady, Mrs Erica T Fallorina.

Photo By: Msg Bruna PAF

A2C Alberto PAF