May 27, 2024

AERIAL FIREFIGHTERS— The 505th Search and Rescue Group of the Philippine Air Force swiftly deployed the Sokol and Bell 205A-1 helicopters to respond to the persistent forest fires ravaging the mountains of Itogon, Benguet. In coordination with Tactical Operations Group 1 and local government agencies, immediate response was executed as both helicopters faced thick smoke and treacherous terrain to reach the areas where fires were reported.– PAF photo