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HIANG Completes Fifth Year of Air Defense Exchanges with PAF

November 4, 2017

Philippine Air Force Brig. Gen. Antonio Ramon Lim, commander, 5th Fighter Wing, PAF and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Oka, commander, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard discuss the capabilities of the KC-135 Stratotanker, Sep. 22, 2017, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. The exchange was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program which builds relationships through military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Orlando Corpuz)

Hawaii Air National Guard air defense experts recently completed a Subject Matter Expert Exchange [SMEE] with counterparts from the Philippine Air Force [PAF], marking the fifth straight year the HIANG has partnered with the PAF to exchange ideas on air defense as the Southeast Asian country goes through a military modernization effort.

The exchanges took place during the months of August and September and began with HIANG airmen traveling to several locations in the Philippines to discuss various air security concepts with the PAF.

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