Air Combat Command chief holds first visit to strike wing, special operations wing

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The commander of newly activated Philippine Air Force (PAF) Air Combat Command (ACC), Major General Marcelino Randy Tibayan visited the 15th Strike Wing and 710th Special Operations Wing on June 8.

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The 15th Strike Wing operates PAF assets mainly used in providing close air support to operating surface forces. 710th Special Operations Wing serves as PAF’s rapid deployment force.

The ACC is mandated to strengthen capability in providing forces for tactical air and special operations all over the Philippines.

It was given command and control on 15th Strike Wing, 710th Special Operations Wing, and 530th Air Base Group.

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