US Air Force eyes live fire drills with PHL Air Force

The United States Air Force is looking into bilateral trainings which will include live-fire exercises that will mutually benefit the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and United States Pacific Air Force (US PACAF).

This was brought up by US Air Force Secretary Heather Ann Wilson during her meeting with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero on January 26 at the Hall of Flags, AFP General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

US Air Force Secretary Wilson’s meeting with General Guerrero was part of her 3-day visit which also including a meeting with Department of National Defense and PAF officials.

The US Air Force Secretary is responsible for Recruiting, Organizing, Supplying, Equipping (including research and development), Training, Servicing, Mobilizing, Demobilizing, Administering (including the morale and welfare of personnel), Maintaining, and the construction, outfitting, and repair of military equipment.

Meanwhile, General Guerrero expressed his appreciation for US government support during the five-month campaign to retake Marawi City from terrorists.