More than 130 Ipswich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families had the experience of a lifetime: a flight in a military aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley.
The atmosphere on the ground was electric as onlookers cheered and clapped as the ADF put on a spectacular show at Brisbane’s Sunsuper Riverfire on September 25.
Taking off from Perth just before midnight on August 19, a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III successfully air-dropped more than nine tonnes of supplies in Antarctica under the cover of darkness.
The ADF and the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) recently conducted a rapid insertion long-range fire mission in the Northern Territory.
Almost 30,000kms travelled, 36 hours in flying time and a desire to help is what it took a small crew of Australian Defence Force personnel to assist Australia’s regional partners during a critical time of need.
A simulated medical emergency played out thousands of feet above Queensland in a C-17A Globemaster III has tested the expertise of Air Force clinicians.
The heavy-lifting capability of Air Force’s C-17A Globemaster III ensured the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) could launch an important science mission.
The horsepower behind Joint Task Force 633’s firefighting capability in the Middle East has returned to Australia, signalling the end of a continuous ADF Fire, Crash and Rescue presence in the region.
For the first time in 12 years, an all-female crew from No. 36 Squadron has taken to the skies in a C-17A Globemaster III from RAAF Base Amberley.
Growing up in Drysdale, Victoria, Wing Commander Samantha Freebairn led an active life with a passion for flying.