President Enrique Peña Nieto led the ceremony of
the 101st Anniversary of Mexican Air
Force Day in the state of Sonora.
“Mexico’s army, navy and air force are institutions
that guarantee peace, sovereignty and national independence.”
The Mexican Air Force is
made up of women and men who, with unwavering honor and loyalty, serve Mexicans
from various military zones and naval and air bases in Mexico.
They show that they are
exceptional Mexicans, who have excellent training and a high sense of duty.
Thanks to their professionalism and dedication, their performance and actions
on land, sea and air, Mexican families know and acknowledge the fact that in
their custody, the country is well-protected.
For the government, the best way to honor their
service to the nation is by firmly supporting the consolidation of a modern,
well equipped and more responsive Air Force.
This administration has
seen an unprecedented effort to expand the institutional capacities of the Air
It has promoted the construction of more infrastructure, in
order to have a greater territorial presence and ensure better deployment
throughout the country.
To this end, the following
buildings have been constructed: the facilities of the General Headquarters of the Northeast Air Region and
Air Squadron 204, inaugurated today in Hermosillo, Sonora.
In the same city, a Housing
Unit was built and Military Air Base 3 was remodeled in Baja California, and
inaugurated today at a distance.
These facilities strengthen
military presence in the northeast of the country, an area that, because of its
geographical characteristics, requires state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology
to ensure its proper surveillance.
This year, work has begun
to modernize the C4 ISR Command and Control System located on the premises of
the Ministry of National Defense. It seeks to increase the effectiveness of aerial surveillance operations
in the country and control the aircraft that move across our skies.
The three years of this administration
have seen the largest renovation effort in the past 30 years.
"Through specific works and concrete actions, we
support those who every day, regardless of the time or weather conditions,
loyally serve their country.”