The Philippine Air Force conducted a Blessing Ceremony of PAF Aviation Engineering Equipment (PAFAEE) in Basa Air Base, Pampanga on December 2, 2020 with the Commanding General, PAF LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES PAF as the Guest of Honor.
A total of 57 equipment composed of nine (9) trucks; four (4) hydrostatic bulldozers; one (1) compact backhoe loader; six (6) equipment haulers; eight (8) self-loading mixers; 12 excavators; and, 17 road rollers were blessed and will be utilized for all pavement projects of the 355th Aviation Engineer Wing (AEW).
The said equipment is part of the PAFAEE acquisition projects. Upon the completion of the acquisition of projects, PAFAEE is expected to close the 355th AEW’s identified capability gaps in all stages of construction which covers surveying, design, area preparation, construction proper, rehabilitation and demolition of structures, and mission essential support equipment in order to sustainably perform the three (3) core functions which include the general engineering, engineering service during Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response and providing combat aviation engineering support in times of conflict.
All of these equipment including the previous acquisition projects of the PAFAEE will be distributed and permanently deployed to the different PAF major installations once the reorganization is conceived.
The reorganization highlights the placing of eight (8) PAF Civil Engineer Squadrons all over the country under the administrative control of 355th AEW.
Meanwhile, the Wing Commander of 355th Aviation Engineer Wing, BGEN GEORGE A BLANCO PAF, selected HPAF Staff, and other senior Officers were also present in said activity.
Rest assured that the PAF will continuously provide general engineering services and contribute to the National Development programs of the Government. PAF.MIL.PH