PH Air Force’s UH-1H helicopters back in action to give aid to Typhoon Odette-hit localities in Visayas, Mindanao

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The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has resumed limited operations with its UH-1H “Huey” combat utility helicopters, which were previously grounded and stored to assist with ongoing relief efforts in the Typhoon Odette-battered Visayas and Mindanao regions. The UH-1Hs were grounded and placed in storage following a fatal crash that killed at least six PAF personnel… Continue reading PH Air Force’s UH-1H helicopters back in action to give aid to Typhoon Odette-hit localities in Visayas, Mindanao

PH Air Force assist in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Fuga Island

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The North Luzon Command (NOLCOM) aided the Department of Health (DOH) and Aparri’s local government unit (LGU) in delivering the vaccine to one of Cagayan province’s islands in order to help speed up the reduction of COVID-19 cases in the country. The Philippine Air Force (PAF) Tactical Operations Group 2 delivered 1,219 anti-COVID-19 vaccines to… Continue reading PH Air Force assist in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Fuga Island

AFP Mobile Kitchen in Cebu receives donations from San Miguel Foundation

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San Miguel Foundation, Inc. donated canned goods worth P500,000 to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), which will be used to feed typhoon victims in Cebu Province through the AFP Mobile Kitchen. On December 30, 2021, the donations were delivered to Mactan Air Base by Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft. The canned goods will… Continue reading AFP Mobile Kitchen in Cebu receives donations from San Miguel Foundation

Newly promoted Army Chief receives military honors

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Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., a newly promoted Army Commanding General (CGPA), received arrival honors today, December 29, at the Army’s main headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, in recognition of his well-deserved promotion. Lt. Gen. Brawner was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Melody Mariele V. Brawner, who received arrival honors from a battalion-sized… Continue reading Newly promoted Army Chief receives military honors

PAF transport relief goods to Typhoon Odette-affected localities in Visayas, Mindanao

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The Philippine Air Force is constantly transporting relief supplies and other equipment to regions affected by Typhoon Odette. The PAF has carried 2,275 tons of relief supplies, including rice, water, canned foods, and toiletries, as well as generator sets and water tanks, as of today. On December 28, 2021, the PAF flew 99 locally stranded… Continue reading PAF transport relief goods to Typhoon Odette-affected localities in Visayas, Mindanao

AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

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A giant aircraft of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) successfully landed in Sulu on December 10, 2021. This is the first since the Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5125 crashed last July 4. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5011, which landed at Jolo Airport earlier today, would ferry 65 military troops from… Continue reading AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

5 additional Black Hawk S-70i helicopters turnover to AFP

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received five brand-new Sikorsky S-71i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters from Poland, bolstering its lift and transport capabilities. “Five brand new Sikorsky 70i BlackHawk helicopters were welcomed into our air fleet last December 3, completing the delivery of 16 units. These five new helicopters will further improve the lift capability… Continue reading 5 additional Black Hawk S-70i helicopters turnover to AFP

House passes bill on fixed terms for AFP execs

The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill bolstering professionalism and encouraging policy and modernization activities within the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on final reading. House Bill 10521, which will provide fixed terms for officials holding senior positions and ranks in the AFP, was passed on third reading with 184 affirmative votes, six negative… Continue reading House passes bill on fixed terms for AFP execs

PCG led inter-agency maritime capability demonstration in GenSan

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Southern Mindanao hosted the inter-agency maritime capability demonstration in Makar Wharf, General Santos City yesterday, 30 November 2021. Anti-piracy, terrorism, counter-narcotics, search and rescue, and firefighting drills were part of the initiative, which improved interoperability among government agencies involved in marine security operations. Along with the PCG, the Philippine… Continue reading PCG led inter-agency maritime capability demonstration in GenSan

AFP’s WestMinCom facilitates transport of vaccines to Sulu

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines continue to provide assistance to the inoculation program of the government. The Western Mindanao Command facilitated the transport of vaccines from Zamboanga City to Jolo, Sulu via the Philippine Air Force’s C295 aircraft on November 26, 2021, in preparation for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Days, dubbed “Bayanihan, Bakunahan,” which… Continue reading AFP’s WestMinCom facilitates transport of vaccines to Sulu