The first all-female cohort has graduated from Air Force’s Military Skills Instructor course.
When Corporal Antonia Guterres first entered her unit, there were no other females working there in her trade, but she was not afraid of standing out.
Before enlisting in Air Force, Townsville-born Aaron Egan, aged 21, knew he wanted to work with his hands and solve problems.
“There’s a lot to it, but it gets you up in the morning because you want to learn about it. It’s so much fun. So different, but really fun.”
Recently graduated recruits of course 12-21, No. 1 Recruit Training Unit, donated $2500 and 120 RAAF teddy bears to Ronald McDonald House Wagga Wagga.
Coming from a Defence family, Jessica Swan was thinking she would try another line of work.
A unique executive team is leading No. 1 Recruit Training Unit, which is responsible for the initial training and development of Air Force recruits.
On day one at the Recruit Training Unit in July 1983, trainee Vicki Chapman could have had no idea she was embarking on a 36-year career in the Royal Australian Air Force.