The outgoing AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay gave his final salute to the men and women of the Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force on February 03.

General Gapay was welcomed at the Headquarters of the Philippine Fleet and Naval Special Operations Command (NAVSOCOM) in Sangley Point, Cavite City for the last time as the AFP Chief.

A capability demonstration was held at NAVSOCOM’s Airborne Ground for General Gapay’s appreciation. PN’s senior officers led by Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo also engaged in a dialogue with the outgoing CSAFP.

General Gapay said that he will bow out of service proud and contented knowing that the Philippine Navy and the AFP will be left in good hands.

Meanwhile, the outgoing CSAFP also visited the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing Fixed Hangar, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City. He was met and assisted by Vice Commander, PAF, MGen Florante M Amano during his entire visit.

“It has been an honor to lead the AFP and work alongside the steady wings of the Philippine Air Force, my last command is for you to continue the remarkable work that you have done,” General Gapay said.

Both major services accorded General Gapay with fitting honors in recognition of his leadership and service./// (Photos by TSg Obinque)