Philippine Air Force (PAF) pilots traveled to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina to learn about United States Air Force’s 20th Fighter Wing mission from May 21 to 23.
US 20th Fighter Wing said the purpose of the tour was to familiarize Filipino pilots with 20th Fighter Wing agencies and the suppression of enemy air defenses mission.
“The Philippine Airmen inspected an F-16CM Fighting Falcon in phase, toured Shaw’s 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s storage facilities, received a briefing on survival, evasion, resistance and escape techniques and flew in a familiarization flight,” 20th Fighter Wing said.
20th Operations Group deputy commander Lieutenant Colonel Brandon McBrayer said the activity was a good opportunity to show how the US Air Force runs fighter operations.
He added that it was also an opportunity to build relationships in the Pacific theater.
“Maintaining and strengthening relationships with allies is important for the Air Force. Team Shaw pursues this charge by sharing its mission with our partners in the Philippines,” the 20th Fighter Wing noted.