CLARK AIR BASE — Philippine Air Force (PAF) celebrated its 75th Founding Anniversary by recognizing outstanding units and personnel.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., assisted by PAF Commanding General (CG) Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony Canlas Sr., conferred the recognition for their meritorious and exceptional services rendered to the country and to the Filipino people.
Marcos said it is only appropriate that one of his first acts as President is to join PAF on the occasion of its diamond anniversary as a way to honor, acknowledge, and appreciate its outstanding units and personnel.
Unit Honorees include Air Defense Command as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Command Combat/Combat Support Category; Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Command Service Support Category; 5th Fighter Wing as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Wing Combat Category; Tactical Operations Wing Western Mindanao as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Wing Combat Tactical Operation Wing Category; and 250th Presidential Airlift Wing as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Wing Combat Support Flying Category.
Other recipients are 710th Special Operations Wing as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Wing Combat Support Non-Flying Category; 410th Maintenance Wing as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Wing Service Support Category; Tactical Operations Group 8 as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Group Combat Support Category; and 3rd Air Force Wing Ready Reserve as CG PAF Streamer Awardee for Ready Reserve Wing Category.
Moreover, individual awardees include Cpt. Raymond Ralph Gamboa of the 220th Airlift Wing as Company Grade Officer of the Year, SSg. Jedd Gonzales of Tactical Operations Wing Northern Luzon as Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, A1C Romnick Cadiang of Tactical Operations Wing Northern Luzon as Airman of the Year, Mercelina Pedro of 420th Supply Wing as Civilian Human Resource Supervisor of the Year, and Richard Bengco of 710th Special Operations Wing as Civilian Human Resource Employee of the Year.
This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Patuloy sa Paglipad Tungo sa Mas Matatag at Maaasahang Hukbong Himpapawid para sa Diyos, Bayan at Pilipino”.