Army Aviation Regiment celebrates first activation anniversary
FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army Aviation “Hiraya” Regiment celebrated its 1st Activation Anniversary with the theme “Hiraya: Kaagapay sa Katuparan ng Modernong Hukbong Katihan Tungo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran” today, July 6, 2020 at the Headquarters Aviation Regiment, Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan, Nueva Ecija.
Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay in his speech commended the regiment for their contribution to the Army’s COVID-19 efforts, as well as their conduct of aerial reconnaissance and maritime patrols over Northern Luzon, Eastern Mindanao, and Western Mindanao Command.
Gapay also congratulated the regiment in their modernization efforts, particularly in the training of additional aviators, rotary-wing pilots, multi-engine rating, and air traffic personnel. He also noted the unit's efforts in improving existing doctrines as a result of added capabilities and changing operational environment.
“President Quezon uttered these words 83 years ago but they currently speak about us: ‘Our Army is rapidly taking form as an agency equipped to provide for future Philippine security.’ Indeed, we are getting closer to our vision of a world-class Army that is a source of national pride, and I can see that in you,” Gapay said. (PR)