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Tactical Operations Group 6 (TOG 6)
Composite Air Support Force 6 (CASF 6)
Composite Air Support Kanlaon (CAS K)

The mission of Tactical Operations Group 6 (TOG 6) is to plan, control and coordinate the employment of air power in its area of responsibility. Its specific functions include: planning and coordinating the employment of tactical air assets; determining tactical air requirements in its area of responsibility; exercising operational control/supervision over all PAF elements deployed/attached; conducting tactical air operations within its area of responsibility; performing forward air control missions; performing airfield operations and service support functions; and performing other functions as directed by higher headquarters. TOG 6's area of responsibility covers the whole Western Visayas Region and encompasses 3 major islands: Panay, Guimaras and Negros. Also included in the AOR are the smaller islands of Semirara, Sibay, Caluya, Bathatan, and the world-renowned Boracay Island.

TOG 6 as of 2009 was stationed on Panay Island, in the heart of the Philippine archipelago. Due to its strategic location, the Iloilo-base PAF Unit performs multi-role functions ranging from tactical air operations, search and rescue, base operations services, aircraft refueling requirements, and cross-training to other activities performed by other PAF units. Tactical Operations Group 6 was considered one of the busiest TOGs in the Philippine Air Force.

The headquarters of Tactical Operations Group 6 was located at Barangay Airport, Mandurriao, Iloilo City and occupied approximately 2.39 hectares of land within the Old Iloilo Airport Complex (now owned by Megaworld Corporation). The Group maintained a satellite station, DASF Bacolod, at Camp Montelibano, Bacolod City. Due to an asset privatization project by the Philippine government, it was expected that higher headquarters would relocate Headquarters, TOG 6 from Iloilo City to another strategic area in Western Visayas.

TOG 6 traces its lineage to the activation of Composite Air Support Kanlaon (CAS K) on 16 April 1983 in Iloilo City. The unit was subsequently redesignated as Composite Air Support Force 6 (CASF 6) and stationed at Barangay Airport in 1986.

In 2001 the unit was redesignated as Tactical Operations Group 6 and placed under the command of the 2nd Tactical Operations Wing, part of the Tactical Operations Command.

In December 2007, the Tactical Operations Command and its subordinated Tactical Operations Wings were disbanded and replaced by the 3 Air Divisions. TOG 6 was subsequently assigned to the 2nd Air Division.




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