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Air Force Reserve Command
Pangasiwaan ng Panlaang Kawal ng Hukbong Panghimpapawid
Comando de la Reserva de la Fuerza Aerea
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Coat of Arms of the Air Reserve Command
Active October 1, 1986 - Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Type Air Force Reserve Force
Role Conventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations, Combat Support & Service Support, Force Multiplier, Training, Disaster Rescue & Relief, and Community Service
Size 120,000+ in Ready Reserve Status, 50,000+ in Standby Reserve Status
Part of Under the Philippine Air Force
Garrison/HQ Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, NCR/ Air Force City, Clark Airbase, Pampanga
Nickname(s) AIRRESCOM,RESCOM
Motto(s) Handa sa Tawag ng Inang Bayan
“Ready to heed the Country’s Call”
"Listo para atender el llamado de la Patria"
Anniversaries October 1
Decorations Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Commanders
Current
commander
BGen LINO HORACIO E LAPINID AFP
Insignia
Unit Patch AIRRESCOM Emblem/ RRAW Unit Patch

The Air Force Reserve Command, known officially as the AIR RESCOM or RESCOM, (Filipino: Pangasiwaan ng Panlaang Kawal ng Hukbong Panghimpapawid) (PPKHP) is one the Philippine Air Force's Major Support Commands created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organization.

Mission[edit | edit source]

Its mission is to organize, train, equip, develop and administer the Philippine Air Force reserve force as base expansion in the event of war, invasion, rebellion, disasters or calamities.

They are also tasked in augmenting the regular force whenever needed.

Training[edit | edit source]

Training is one of the primary tasks that is handled by AIR RESCOM. One of its primary training unit is the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and the Basic Citizen's Military Training (BCMT).

The Air Force Reserve Command also through its ROTC Program prepare future officers in the air force serving in the reserve force. Under the Officer Preparatory Course, college graduates are trained to take roles as officers in Philippine Air Force.

Types of Reservists[edit | edit source]

There are currently two (2) types of reservists in the component of the AFP Reserve Force; the Ready Reserve and the Standby Reserve. Ready Reservists are personnel that are always on constant alert and on a call whenever the mobilization order has been given, while Standby Reservists are the personnel that support and augment the Ready Reserve Force when only needed.

Lineage of Commanding Officers[edit | edit source]

  • COL RODOLFO C ABAD (GSC) PAF
  • COL FERDINAND B DOMESA (GSC) PAF
  • COL JOSEFINO B GABOR (GSC) PAF
  • COL DOMINGO A RODRIGUEZ (GSC) PAF
  • COL PABLO C DOBLE (GSC) PAF
  • COL ROGELIO T ESTACIO (GSC) PAF
  • COL RAMON C FABIE (GSC) PAF
  • COL ELIAS M STA CLARA (GSC) PAF
  • COL ROLANDO Y ESPEJO (GSC) PAF
  • BG ANTONIO V RUSTIA AFP
  • COL VIRGILIO E CALIP (GSC) PAF
  • COL JOSE C BAUTISTA JR (GSC) PAF
  • BG JOSE V. BALAJADIA JR AFP
  • BG ADELBERTO F YAP AFP
  • BG NILO C JATICO AFP
  • COL ROBERTO L RICALDE (GSC) PAF
  • BG ORLANDO B YABUT AFP
  • BG REULUCIO G SAMACO AFP
  • BG LINO HORACIO E LAPINID AFP

Units[edit | edit source]

  • 1st AIR RESERVE CENTER (1ARCEN) - Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
  • 2nd AIR RESERVE CENTER (2ARCEN) - Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Pampanga
  • 3rd AIR RESERVE CENTER (3ARCEN) - Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas
  • 4th AIR RESERVE CENTER (4ARCEN)
  • 5th AIR RESERVE CENTER (5ARCEN)
  • 6th AIR RESERVE CENTER (6ARCEN) - Edwin Andrews Air Base, Santa Maria, Zamboanga city
  • 7th AIR RESERVE CENTER (7ARCEN)
  • 8th AIR RESERVE CENTER (8ARCEN) - TOG 10, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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