As the sun set across RAAF Base Amberley, a C-17A Globemaster III landed and a simulated enemy took advantage of the low light by attacking personnel disembarking from the aircraft.
The dedication and bravery of the aviators who formed the Australian contingent in the RAAF’s Bomber Command have been acknowledged 79 years on, in services around the country in May and June.
The first Air Force crew attendants to complete their initial aircraft conversion on the newly acquired Dassault Falcon 7X graduated on February 5.
When the role of loadmaster was opened to women, retired Warrant Officer Katrina Salvesen seized the opportunity to take on a more hands-on mustering.
A didgeridoo competition at the mess and flights for members of the local Indigenous community, many of whom had never flown before, were among the activities held to celebrate NAIDOC Week at RAAF Base Amberley.
For Wing Warrant Officer No. 86 Wing Scott Biddell, donating blood has been an important part of his life.
After more than three decades of service with Air Force, Warrant Officer Scott Biddell still recalls the vice he made at the RAAF School of Technical Training in 1988 when he was 17.