Ph Air Force awards Xavier PAF-ROTC as “DAST Unit of the Year” anew


OUTSTANDING UNIT. President Rodrigo Duterte cites outstanding Philippine Air Force personnel and units, including Xavier University’s PAF – Reserve Officer Training Corps as the “PAF Ready Reserve DAST Unit of the Year.” Photo courtesy of The Crusader Publication.

For the third consecutive time, the Philippine Air Force has recognized Xavier University’s PAF-ROTC, officially known as the 801st Department of Air Science and Tactics (DAST) group, as “PAF Ready Reserve DAST Unit of the Year.”

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, July 5, led the recognition of outstanding PAF personnel and units on the occasion of the service branch’s 69th anniversary held at Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

Besides President Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, AFP chief of staff Lt Gen Ricardo Visaya, and PAF commanding general Lt Gen Edgar Fallorina, presented the plaques of recognition and streamers to the units and individuals who have contributed to the accomplishment of the Air Force’s mission.

In September 2014, the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) also awarded Xavier as the country’s “Top ROTC Unit of the Year” during their 35th National Reservist Week Celebration at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. XU received the same award from the AFP in 2013.

by XU Communications Office

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