Clark Air Base, Pampanga
1 July 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III recognized the outstanding contributions and dedication to service of the members of the Philippine Air Force during crises when he graced its 67th founding anniversary celebration at the Haribon Hangar in Air Force City, Clark Air Base, Pampanga.

In his speech, President Aquino lauded the professionalism and bravery of the air force in serving the Filipino people and so he gave his assurance that the government is doing its job to modernize and improve their state.

“Dahil sa inyong pakikiambag, possible na tayong humakbang tungo sa mas matatayog na pangarap. Hindi na imposibleng magkaroon tayo ng makabagong fighter jets at mga kagamitan, at tingalain muli bilang modernong Sandatahan,” he said.

President Aquino led the awarding ceremonies for outstanding officer and groups. This year’s anniversary awardees are Brigadier General Benito N Ebuen Air Base (Mactan Air Base) for Model Base of the year; 3rd Air Division for Division Category of the year; Air Logistics Command for Command of the year; 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing for Tactical Wing of the year; 520th Air Base Wing for Support Wing of the year; TOG 10, 3rd Air Division for Tactical Operations Group of the year; Headquarters Service Support Group, HPAF for Support Group of the year; MAJ JONATHAN P DE LEON O-13360 PAF for Officer of the Year; SSg Winthor L Caingles 842587 PAF for NCO of the Year; A1C Jayson DS Galvez 882869 PAF for Airman of the Year; Mr Eusebio M Ramos Jr. CE (410th MW) for Model Supervisor of the year; Mr Elton Monet B Merelos CE (205th THW) for Model Employee of the year; 1st Air Force Wing Reserve, AFRC for Ready Reserve Wing of the year and 220th Airlift Wing for CG’s PAF Award for Flight Safety of the year.

During the event, the PAF held an aerial capability demonstration, a flyby of more than 50 aircrafts of various types, and a capability parade of ground equipment used for combat, disaster preparedness and support to national development.

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