Lumbia Airport will finally get the needed upgrade after the Department of National Defense (DND) has allocated the sum of PHP987,768,845.44 for “Phase 1 – Site Development and Construction of Billeting Facilities for the Transfer of 15th Strike Wing” to Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro City.The 15th Strike Wing, the primary attack unit of the Philippine Air Force currently stationed in Sangley Point, Cavite is equipped with OV-10 attack planes, SF-260 ground-attack aircraft, MG-520 attack helicopters and the brand-new AW-109 attack helicopters.

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photo by Philippine Air Force

Here’s a screenshot of the Invitation to Bid.

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Download full Invitation to Bid document HERE.

Below is a perspective of the 2-storey BACHELOR OFFICERS’ QUARTERS.

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This is the 3-storey ENLISTED PERSONNELS’ QUARTERS.

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Shown below is the full layout. The area at the former parking lot of Lumbia Airport and adjacent properties will be developed.

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This is the proposed MARRIED ENLISTED PERSONNEL QUARTERS (MEQ).

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This is the MARRIED OFFICERS’ QUARTERS (MOQ).

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Here are the locations of the MEQ (left) and MOQ (right) with respect to the plan.

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This is the SENIOR OFFICERS’ QUARTERS and LOCATION.

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This is the WING COMMANDER’S QUARTERS AND GUEST QUARTERS and LOCATION.

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Based on this plan, there will be demolition works to be undertaken for the section on the left.

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Here’s the Google Earth shot Lumbia Airport and the area intended for the MEQ and MEQ subject for demolition and clearing.

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It seems quite a number of houses will have to be relocated.

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You can download the layouts HERE.

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The transfer of the unit was known as early as 2012 (read LINK) and early this year, the perspective of the airbase was installed at Lumbia Airport (shown above).

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