Essay About Air Force

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CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS CONTEXT

1.1 Background of the Study
Tactical heli-lift operation or air-to-ground operation applies the principles of mobility, speed, surprise and flexibility by integrating heli-lift assets and infantry maneuver units to form powerful air assault forces that can project combat power throughout the entire depth, width, and breadth of the battlefield with little regard for terrain barriers.
The 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing (THW) is the main workhorse of the Philippine Air Force (PAF); its mission is “To provide tactical heli-lift operations in support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mission”. The 205THW is located at Brigadier General Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City.
The UH-1 aircraft as the primary tactical heli-lift asset of the PAF is employed as a direct support component to the ground forces, and under the Operational Control (OPCON) of the Area Commands.
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These incidents exist eitherbecause of the lack of knowledge of the ground troops or there is a problem in the way of conducting AGOS.

1.2 Statement of the Problem
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of the Air-to-Ground Operation Seminar (AGOS) that the 205THW conducts to the ground troops in performing air-to-ground operations and find out what could be the possible ways to improve it. Specifically, the study aims to answer the following questions:
1.2.1 What is the existing knowledge of the ground troops in conducting air-to-ground operations after undergoing AGOS?
1.2.2 What is the required knowledge that the grounds troops need from AGOS to perform effective, efficient, and safe air-to-ground operations?
1.2.3 What must be done by the 205THW to improve the AGOS of the ground troops in order to perform effective, efficient, and safe air-to-ground
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