Air Force has made a second delivery of fire retardant powder to Western Australia to support firefighting efforts in the state.
The Air Force supported firefighting efforts in Western Australia by delivering 50 bags of fire retardant powder to the state’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services on January 10.
After 38 years of service in the Air Force, Warrant Officer Jen Riches put down her pace stick on December 4 and said she was looking forward to long walks on the beach in retirement.
In an historic moment, No. 79 Squadron’s colours were consecrated for the first time on November 20 at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia, bringing together four chapters in the unit’s 77-year history.
No. 79 Squadron has completed two weeks of introductory fighter training at RAAF Base Learmonth for Exercise Western Phoenix.
A childhood fascination with aviation and “making a pest” of himself at recruiting in the early 1980s was the start to a successful 35-year “part-time” career for RAAF Operations Officer Squadron Leader Jim Eftos.