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October 25, 2001
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Category: Updates - CWOBA Created: 10/25/2001 12:00 AM
Related Website: N/A Updated: 11/29/2001 01:44 AM
CWOBA Update - October 25, 2001

SUMMARY:  Official announcement of the formation of the Colombian Wing of the OBA.
 

On October 20, 2001 (during BroncoFest III) the OV-10 Bronco Association proudly announced the formation of the Colombian Wing of the OV-10 Bronco Association (CWOBA). This wing was formed from the Colombian OV-10 Pilots Association, under the guidance of Jorge Gutierrez (kfireto@hotmail.com)

The CWOBA includes a diverse mix of people - some members are current OV-10 pilots and maintenance crews with the Colombian Air Force (The Fuerza Aerea Colombiana, or FAC), some are former pilots and crews, and some are even former U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps personnel. Some members work with the U.S. State Department's anti-narcotics efforts, flying or maintaining State's OV-10Ds. The FAC has flown OV-10As for many years in the COIN role, and some of their pilots are credited with many thousands of hours and hundreds of combat kills in the border-patrol and counterinsurgency role.

The Colombian Wing will soon have a website, and we look forward to working with them for many interesting collaborations.

Sincerely,
Mike "Merlin" Whaley
Webmaster, OBA
merlin@ov-10bronco.net

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COLOMBIA
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Jorge Gutierrez
President, CWOBA
kfireto@hotmail.com
   
EUROPE / UK
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Tony De Bruyn
Commander, GWOBA
P.O. Box 70
Zavenetem 1
B-1930 Zavenetem
Belgium
Phone: + 32 2 758 02 60
Fax: + 32 2 758 02 70
tony.debruyn@EurekaAviation.com
 
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Capt. Silvestre U. Glinoga, Jr.
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16th Attack Squadron
Sangley Air Base
Cavite City, Philippines 4101
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agila@cavite.net
 
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