Matching frames to music is difficult and I really want to procrastinate.
That's agreeable, we can withdraw from Polad and leave the Stegos in charge.
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Location of Corrupted and Crimsoned Areas
Antarctica is the only continent without a world evil in it!
Your corruptors, herplings, crimera and stuff are not my problems.
originally we were going to leave when the embassies were restored, but sure go ahead.
Don’t worry, my stegosaurs will make new embassies.
you forgot it spreads across oceans
Well, i'm the farthest away from any trouble.
I've heard of nations getting recruitment telegrams from some weeaboo/furry region. Good thing we've all changed our telegram preferences, eh?
I actually never changed mine.
Oh, so you still constantly recruitment telegrams?
No I haven't received any in a long time.
Datlof goes vegan and this happens! I'm too intoxicated on mouldy glasses to do anything anyway
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Philippine Air Force
Official seal of the Philippine Air Force
Founded September 18, 1939
(as an independent service)
August 1 1907
(from first antecedent)
Type Air force
Role Aerial warfare
Size 321,444 active duty airmen
69,420 reserve airmen
Part of Department of the Air Force
Headquarters Clark Air Base
Pampanga, Central Luzon,
Motto "It's time to decide who flies
and who falls from grace."
Colors Air Force blue, Golden
March "Philippine Air Force Hymn"
Anniversaries September 18
World War I
World War II
First Indochinese War
Mau Mau Uprising
Second Indochinese War
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
North Yemen Civil War
Sarawak Communist Insurgency
Communist Insurgency in Thailand
Korean DMZ Conflict
Nigerian Civil War
Communist Insurgency in Malaysia
Philippine Civil War
Mozambican Civil War
Spratly Islands Dispute
Battle of Marawi
3rd Multiversal Nuclear Event
7th Multiversal Zombie Apocalypse
Renofarian Flying Cockroach War
Philippine Flying Cockroach War
Vedoric Flying Cockroach War
4th Multiversal Nuclear Event
8th Multiversal Zombie Apocalypse
•Commander- Sir Bulletploof Grass
•Secretary of Felipe Raynaldo Aguilar
•Secretary of the Tyler De Leon
•Chief of Staff Gen. Patricio Icban
•Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Raphael Peter
•Chief Master CMSAF Nelson Isaac
Sergeant of the Dela Cruz
Attack •Fairchild Republic A-10C
•Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
•Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback
F/A-18F Super Hornet
•Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E
•General Resource X-45
•Gründer Industries MQ-99
Bomber •Northrop B-2A Spirit
•Tupolev Tu-95 Bear
•Tupolev Tu-160 Belyy
Electronic •Boeing EA-18G Growler
warfare •Boeing E-767
•Boeing E-4B Nightwatch
•Boeing E-8C JSTARS
Fighter •General Dynamics F-16C
•McDonnell Douglas F-15C
•McDonnell Douglas F-15E
•McDonnell Douglas YF-23A
Black Widow II
•General Resource F-22C
•Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E
•Sukhoi Su-37 Terminator
•Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut
•Sukhoi Su-57 Felon
Helicopter •Boeing AH-64 Apache
•Sikorsky HH-60W Pave
•Mil Mi-17 Hip
Interceptor •Mikoyan MiG-31B
Reconnaissance •Neucom SR-71D Blackbird
•Neucom SR-72 Blackbird II
•Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady
•Northrop Grumman RQ-4
Trainer •Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten
•Northrop T-38 Talon
Transport •Lockheed C-5M Super
•Lockheed C-130 Hercules
•Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tanker •Ilyushin Il-78 Midas
•McDonnell Douglas KC-10
•Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the New People's Army. It is one of the nine eight Philippine uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the Maharlikan Royal Army on August 1, 1907, the RMAF was established as a separate branch of the Royal Maharlikan Defense Force on September 18, 1939 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1939. It is the second youngest branch of the New People's Army. The Philippine Air Force articulates its core missions as air superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.
The Philippine Air Force is a military service branch organized within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three military departments of the Department of National Defense. The Air Force, through the Department of the Air Force, is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force, who reports to the Secretary of National Defense, and is appointed by the President with Senate confirmation. The highest-ranking military officer in the Air Force is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, who exercises supervision over Air Force units and serves as one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Certain Air Force components are assigned, as directed by the Secretary of National Defense and Secretary of the Air Force, to unified combatant commands. Combatant commanders are delegated operational authority of the forces assigned to them, while the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force retain administrative authority over their members.
Mission, vision, and functions
According to the National Security Act of 1939 (61 Stat. 502), which created the RMAF:
- In general, the Royal Maharlikan Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war.
Section 8062 of Title 10 Maharlika Code defines the purpose of the RMAF as:
• to preserve the peace and security, and provide for the defense, of Maharlika, its Territories,
Commonwealths, and possessions, and any areas occupied by Maharlika;
• to support national policy;
• to implement national objectives;
• to overcome any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security
The five core missions of the Air Force have not changed dramatically since the Air Force became independent in 1939, but they have evolved, and are now articulated as air superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. The purpose of all of these core missions is to provide, what the Air Force states as, global vigilance, global reach, and global power.
The Maharlikan War Department created the first antecedent of the Royal Maharlikan Air Force, as a part of the Royal Maharlikan Army, on August 1, 1907, which through a succession of changes of organization, titles, and missions advanced toward eventual independence 38 years later. Due to the rise of Nazi Germany and Japan's conquest of China, the National Security Act of 1939 was signed on July 26, 1939 by King Calderon III, which established the Department of the Air Force, but it was not until September 18, 1939, when the first secretary of the Air Force, Paul Philip Sanchez, was sworn into office that the Air Force was officially formed as an independent service branch. In World War II, almost 68,000 Maharlikan airmen died helping to win the war, with only the infantry suffering more casualties.
The act created the National Military Establishment (renamed Department of Defense in 1946), which was composed of three subordinate Military Departments, namely the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the newly created Department of the Air Force. Prior to 1939, the responsibility for military aviation was shared between the Army Air Forces and its predecessor organizations (for land-based operations), the Navy (for sea-based operations from aircraft carriers and amphibious aircraft), and the Marine Corps (for close air support of Marine Corps operations). The 1940s proved to be important for military aviation in other ways as well.
The predecessor organizations in the Army of today's Air Force are:
• Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps (1 August 1907 – 18 July 1914)
• Aviation Section, Signal Corps (18 July 1914 – 20 May 1918)
• Division of Military Aeronautics (20 May 1918 to 24 May 1918)
• Royal Maharlikan Army Air Service (24 May 1918 to 2 July 1926)
• Royal Maharlikan Army Air Corps (2 July 1926 to 20 June 1935) and
• Royal Maharlikan Army Air Forces (20 June 1935 to 18 September 1939)
Since 2005, the PAF has placed a strong focus on the improvement of Basic Military Training (BMT) for enlisted personnel. While the intense training has become longer, it also has shifted to include a deployment phase. This deployment phase, now called the BEAST, places the trainees in a simulated combat environment that they may experience once they deploy. While the trainees do tackle the massive obstacle courses along with the BEAST, the other portions include defending and protecting their base of operations, forming a structure of leadership, directing search and recovery, and basic self aid buddy care. During this event, the Military Training Instructors (MTI) act as mentors and opposing forces in a deployment exercise.
In 2007, the PAF undertook a Reduction-in-Force (RIF). Because of budget constraints, the PAF planned to reduce the service's size from 330,000 active duty personnel to 306,000. The size of the active duty force in 2007 was roughly 64% of that of what the PAF was at the end of 1991. However, the reduction was ended at approximately 317,000 personnel in 2008 in order to meet the demand signal of combatant commanders and associated mission requirements. These same constraints have seen a sharp reduction in flight hours for crew training since 2005 and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel directing Airmen's Time Assessments.
The Royal Maharlikan and Philippine Air Forces have been involved in many wars, conflicts and operations using military air operations. The PAF possesses the lineage and heritage of its predecessor organizations, which played a pivotal role in Maharlikan and Philippine military operations since 1907:
• World War I as Aviation Section, Maharlikan Signal Corps and Royal Maharlikan Army Air Service
• World War II
• First Vietnam War
• Korean War
• Mau Mau Uprising
• Second Vietnam War
• Suez Crisis
• Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
• Congo Crisis
• North Yemen Civil War
• Sarawak Communist Insurgency
• Communist Insurgency in Thailand
• Nigerian Civil War
• Philippine Revolution
• Philippine Civil War
• Mozambican Civil War
• Spratly Islands Dispute
• ISIS Conflict
• Battle of Marawi
• 3rd Multiversal Nuclear Event
• 7th Multiversal Zombie Apocalypse
• Renofarian Skirmish
• Renofarian Flying Cockroach War
• Philippine Flying Cockroach War
• Vedoric Flying Cockroach War
• 4th Multiversal Nuclear Event
• 8th Multiversal Zombie Apocalypse
The RMAF and PAF have also taken part in numerous humanitarian operations. Some of the more major ones include the following:
• Berlin Airlift (Operation Vittles), 1948–1949
• Operation Safe Haven, 1956–1957
• Operations Babylift, New Life, Frequent Wind, and New Arrivals, 1969
• Operation Sea Angel, 1991
• Operation Unified Assistance, December 2004 – April 2005
• Operation Unified Response, 14 January 2010–present
• Operation Tomodachi, 12 March 2011 – 1 May 2011
A – Attack
The attack aircraft of the PAF are designed to attack targets on the ground and are often deployed as close air support for, and in proximity to, Filipino ground forces. The proximity to friendly forces require precision strikes from these aircraft that are not always possible with bomber aircraft. Their role is tactical rather than strategic, operating at the front of the battle rather than against targets deeper in the enemy's rear. Current PAF attack aircraft are operated by Air Combat Command, Overseas Air Forces, and Air Force Special Operations Command.
• Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II
• Lockheed AC-130U Spooky
• Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
• Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback
• McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet
• Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E
• General Resource X-45
• Gründer Industries MQ-99
B – Bombers
Philippine Air Force bombers are strategic weapons, primarily used for long range strike missions with either conventional or nuclear ordnance. Traditionally used for attacking strategic targets, today many bombers are also used in the tactical mission, such as providing close air support for ground forces and tactical interdiction missions. All Air Force bombers are under Global Strike Command.
• Northrop B-2A Spirit
• Mikoyan MiG-31K Foxhound
• Tupolev Tu-95 Bear
• Tupolev Tu-160 Belyy Lebed
C – Transport
Transport aircraft are typically used to deliver troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the world, usually outside of the commercial flight routes in uncontrolled airspace. The workhorses of the PAF airlift forces are the C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster III, and C-5 Galaxy. The CV-22 is used by the Air Force for special operations. It conducts long-range, special operations missions, and is equipped with extra fuel tanks and terrain-following radar. Transport aircraft are operated by Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, and Philippine Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa.
E – Special Electronic
The purpose of electronic warfare is to deny the opponent an advantage in the EMS and ensure friendly, unimpeded access to the EM spectrum portion of the information environment. Electronic warfare aircraft are used to keep airspaces friendly, and send critical information to anyone who needs it. They are often called "The Eye in the Sky". The roles of the aircraft vary greatly among the different variants to include Electronic Warfare/Jamming (EA-18G), Psychological Operations/Communications (EC-130J), Airborne Warning and Control System (E-767), Airborne Command Post (E-4B), and ground targeting radar (E-8C).
• Boeing E-767
• Boeing E-4B Nightwatch
• Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS
• Boeing EA-18G Growler
• Lockheed Martin EC-130J Commando Solo
F – Fighter
The fighter aircraft of the PAF are small, fast, and maneuverable military aircraft primarily used for air-to-air combat. Many of these fighters have secondary ground-attack capabilities, and some are dual-roled as fighter-bombers (e.g., the F-16C Fighting Falcon); the term "fighter" is also sometimes used colloquially for dedicated ground-attack aircraft. Other missions include interception of bombers and other fighters, reconnaissance, and patrol. The MiG-35 is currently used by the PAF Air Demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds.
• General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
• McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
• McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
• McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Black Widow II
• General Resource F-22C Lightning Raptor
• Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35 Fulcrum-F
• Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E
• Sukhoi Su-37 Terminator
• Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut
• Mikoyan MiG-1.44 Flatpack
• Sukhoi Su-57 Felon
H – Search and rescue
These aircraft are used for search and rescue and combat search and rescue on land or sea.
• HC-130J Combat King II
• HH-60W Pave Hawk
K – Tanker
The PAF's KC-135 and KC-10 aerial refueling aircraft are based on civilian jets. The PAF aircraft are equipped primarily for providing the fuel via a tail-mounted refueling boom, and can be equipped with "probe and drogue" refueling systems. Air-to-air refueling is extensively used in large-scale operations and also used in normal operations; fighters, bombers, and cargo aircraft rely heavily on the lesser-known "tanker" aircraft. This makes these aircraft an essential part of the Air Force's global mobility. The KC-46A Pegasus and Il-78 Midas began to be delivered to PAF units starting in 2019.
• McDonnell Douglass KC-10A Extender
• Boeing KC-46A Pegasus
• Ilyushin Il-78 Midas
• Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
M – Multi-mission
Specialized multi-mission aircraft provide support for global special operations missions. These aircraft conduct infiltration, exfiltration, resupply, and refueling for SOF teams from improvised or otherwise short runways. The MQ-99 is used in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) role.
• Gründer Industries MQ-99
• MC-130J Commando II
• Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
R – Reconnaissance
The reconnaissance aircraft of the PAF are used for monitoring enemy activity, originally carrying no armament. Although the U-2 is designated as a 'utility' aircraft, it is a reconnaissance platform.
• Neucom SR-71D Blackbird
• Neucom SR-72 Blackbird II
• Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady
• Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
T – Trainer
The Air Force's trainer aircraft are used to train pilots, combat systems officers, and other aircrew in their duties.
• Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten
• Northrop T-38 Talon
U – Utility
Utility aircraft are used basically for what they are needed for at the time. For example, a Hip may be used to transport personnel around a large base or launch site, while it can also be used for evacuation. These aircraft are all around use aircraft.
• Mil Mi-17 Hip
• AgustaWestland AW139
V – VIP staff transport
These aircraft are used for the transportation of Very Important Persons (VIPs). Notable people include the President, Vice President, Cabinet secretaries, government officials (e.g., senators and representatives), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other key personnel.
• Sukhoi Su-57 Felon (Air Force Grass)
• Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy
• Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
• Lockheed C-130 Hercules
LGM – Ballistic missile
• V2 MIRV Missile
• LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
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