PCG Aviation Force celebrates Founding Anniversary

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Aviation Force celebrated its 23 Founding Anniversary at the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Hangar, Domestic Airport Road, Pasay City on 19 May 2021.

During the activity, PCG Deputy Commandant for Operations, Vice Admiral Leopoldo Laroya recognized the invaluable contributions of the late Commander Glenn Mago to the humanitarian armed service by bestowing him the PILOT OF THE YEAR award. He was also presented the Senior Pilot and Instructor Pilot ratings and badges.

Commander Mago died due to severe pneumonia on 16 March 2021.

Other PCG personnel who were recognized during the celebration were:
1) PO1 Simangan – Non-Officer of the Year
2) SN1 Rojas – Aircrew of the Year
3) PO3 Rosales – Ground Crew of the Year
4) CGH-1452 / CDR Cucharo – Aircraft of the Year
5) Air Station Cebu / CDR Cucharo – Air Station of the Year

Presentation of Honorary Pilot’s Badge
1) VADM Laroya

Accident Free Patch / Bravo Zulu Award
1) CAPT Soria

Long Service Order and Ribbon
1) CAPT Soria
2) CDR Sustento
3) CPO General
4) PO1 Saldajeno

Presentation of First Pilot Rating and Badge
1) LCDR Desduasido

Presentation of Senior Pilot Rating and Badge
1) CDR Sustento
2) CDR Lachaona

Presentation Command Pilot Rating and Badge
1) CDR Saure

Awarding of Instructors Pilot Officers
1) CDR Garcia
2) CDR Acedillo
3) LCDR Gacasa

Presentation of Aircraft Observers Rating and Badge
1) LTJG Lescano
2) LTJG Garcia
3) LTJG Doldolea
4) LTJG Mabini
5) LTJG Castilla
6) ENS Monserate

Presentation of PCGA Squadron Awards
1) PCGA 107th Squadron
2) PCGA 108th Squadron