Airmen Passing Out Parade Held at PAF base, Korangi Creek

Passing out of Aero Tech and Aero Support Entry was held here at PAF Base, Korangi Creek. A PAF press release here on Friday said that Air Marshal Waseem ud din, Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was the chief guest of the ceremony.
He said on the occasion that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is a highly professional force that is committed to provide an invincible defence shield to the aerial frontiers of Pakistan.
Addressing the Aero Apprentices and all invitees, he emphasized that Pakistan is facing daunting challenges of internal and external security.
In order to meet such challenges, Pakistan Air Force has taken bold decisions to induct hi-tech weapon systems. However, he added, that such developments call for a complete transformation and necessitate incorporation of a corresponding concept of maintenance in the PAF.
Pakistan Air Force ensures such balance through professional excellence and quality training that is periodically reviewed to incorporate contemporary training concepts and methodologies.
Pakistan Air Force while meeting the challenges of the defence also remains committed along with the nation in fulfilling its all national obligations.
A total of 310 Aero Apprentices including personnel from Pakistan Navy and friendly countries successfully completed their technical training.
Five trophies were awarded to the passing out Apprentices; Three in academics, one in General Service Training and one for the Overall Best Performance.
Asghar Khan Trophy for the Best in Aeronautics Technology was awarded to AC Muhammad Usman; Noor Khan Trophy for the Best in Avionics Technology was awarded to AC Muhammad Mansha; Zafar Chaudhry Trophy for best in Aero Support Technology from School of Aeronautics was awarded to AC Hassan Ejaz; Trophy for the Best in General Service Training was awarded to AC Wg Sgt Maqsood Aalam, and Chief of the Air Staff’s Trophy for the Overall Best Performance was awarded to AC Muhammad Usman. Air Commodore Tariq Nazir, Base Commander PAF Base, Korangi Creek, presented the course report. Felicitating the Aero Apprentices for this singular honour, thechief guest wished them bright future and success in their future assignments.
He also commended the instructional staff for their sincere endeavors and commitment to the cause of training.

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PAF Holds Graduation Ceremony at Combat Commanders’ School, Sargodha

A graduation ceremony of the combat commanders’ course was held on Friday at the Combat Commanders’ School, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Mushaf in Sargodha. 

Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt was the chief guest on the occasion.

In his address to the graduating combat commanders, the air chief said that the nature of aerial warfare continued to rise in complexity under a time-compressed environment.

Butt said, “Any future conflict in our region would entail the employment of air power in a manner that we have not witnessed before. The application of air power at different levels and modes could stretch our limited resources to the maximum and test our resolve. It is for this reason alone, that our force structuring and operational training must continue to evolve progressively to meet the future challenges. Air Headquarters is fully aware of this situation and the Air Staff remains committed to make PAF second to none’.”

The chief guest awarded certificates and trophies to a total of 23 officers who underwent a highly professional service course of six and a half months duration. The Air Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for overall best performance was awarded to Squadron Leader Nouman Ali Khan. Air Officer Commanding Trophy for the best performance in Air Defence Course was awarded to Squadron Leader Faisal Iqbal.