Scenic views and friendly locals are not the only things that make Lord Howe Island special.
The No. 23 Squadron air movements team at RAAF Base Amberley has supported the deployment of an ADF construction team to Fiji to help rebuilding efforts following Cyclone Yasa late last year.
Aviators from Air Force’s No. 35 Squadron on July 30 joined the community in Port Vila for the Vanuatu Independence Day celebrations while on Operation Solania.
Air Force’s No. 35 Squadron has begun a sister squadron arrangement with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s (PNGDF) Air Training Wing.
Australian loadmasters have distinguished themselves during exchange postings with the United States Army’s C-27J Spartans.
While on a training mission to the Torres Strait during May, No. 35 Squadron delivered a piece of history to what was the most northern Air Force base in Australia during World War II.
In partnership with Defence Force Recruiting (DFR), No. 35 Squadron hosted C-27J Spartan flights to regional Queensland communities throughout February, including Kingaroy, Roma and most recently Charleville.
After 40 years of service, Flight Lieutenant Bruce Lowth was presented with his Federation Star, the fifth clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal, at a ceremony at the Combat Survival Training School on October 1.
Security forces trainees at RAAF Base Amberley are gaining valuable exposure to an operational flying environment at an earlier stage of their initial course, thanks to a collaboration between No. 35 Squadron and the RAAF Security and Fire School.
Adapted training and remote learning have ensured pilots and loadmasters from No. 35 Squadron continue their training during COVID-19 travel restrictions.