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The mayor meets with the new commander of the Air Quartering Espuña (EVA-13) in the context of an institutional meeting (06/09/2016)

The Mayor of Totana, Juan José Canovas, met recently at City Hall with the new Commander of the Air Quartering Espuña and Squadron Air Surveillance No. 13 (EVA-13), Juan Carlos Giz Paz, in the context of a institutional meeting following his recent inauguration early last August.

The meeting is part of the presentations of the new Head of the EVA-13 to local authorities, since the Quartering Air enclave is located in the municipality of Totana.

The new commander Chief Air Surveillance Squadron No. 13 and relieve Ricardo Acebal Bernal, who has been the head of this military unit during the last three years.

The Mayor described the meeting with the new military leadership as "very cordial" and wished him the new head of EVA-13 the biggest professional and personal success in this new stage begun.

Juan Jose Canovas stressed the "monitoring work" in the area in relation to air traffic control is carried out by the military professionals in these times we live in, and the "strategic value" that have these facilities for monitoring airspace by the Spanish Air Force.

In addition, it stressed "work effort" is being developed by the military EVA-13 to collaborate with civil institutions and social groups and disabled in their clear commitment and dedication to bring the Armed Forces to civil society.

Finally, he stressed the "human depth" of the new military headquarters responsible for this because "it is a committed person, as part of its military vocation of service".

Commander Juan Carlos Giz Paz has played his professional work in various units of the Air Force and has participated in several international missions, as well as numerous domestic operations and exercises.

It also has the decorations of the Cross of Aeronautical Merit with distinctive blue (for actions, events or special services carried out in operations derived from a UN mandate or under other international organizations), the Cross of Military Merit with white emblem, the Cross of the Royal and Military Order of San Hermenegildo, and the NATO medal Art. 5 ISAF.

He is also a creditor of Distinction for Operations Peacekeeping, the Emblem Launch and Permanency Forces paratroopers and two honorable mentions.

The mayor and attended, along with other members of the Municipal Corporation, on August 2, in the Red Pepper Espuña, the military act of ceremony of inauguration of the Headquarters of the aforementioned unit of the Air Force .

The event was chaired by Brigadier General Francis M. Almerich Simo, Chief General Command and Control System, part of the Air Combat Command Air Force.

It was attended by civilian and military authorities of the Region of Murcia and the various municipalities in which is located the natural park of Sierra Espuña.

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Air Surveillance Squadron No. 13 was established in May 1994, sharing the settlement with the CT-5 Army;

and then the construction of facilities that make up the Air Surveillance Squadron No. 13, opened on January 10, 1995 began.

In June of that same year, radar systems and data transmission are installed, then starting the test period aimed at achieving full performance of the equipment and its complete integration in Auto Air Defense System.

In July 1997, the Army transferred its facilities to the Air Force, which is responsible for the same, being created Air Surveillance Squadron No. 13 and Air Quartering "Espuña".

Since then the EVA No. 13 assumes maintenance first and second step of the node RMWEA (microwave network Air Force), and from July 2001 Attended 450 Nodal Center (CNA-450) Joint System Military Telecommunications.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana /

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