In commemorating 80 years of operational service, No. 75 Squadron celebrated with a F-35A Lightning II display, Squadron Standards consecration parade and sunset dinner.
The ‘enemy’ enjoyed an advantage on Exercise Diamond Storm 22, with No. 75 Squadron flying F-35A Lightning II aircraft from RAAF Base Tindal in an adversary role.
The Royal Australian Air Force’s Exercise Diamond Storm 22 will be held in the skies above the Northern Territory from May 30 to June 24.
Residents, local government officials and aviators from RAAF Base Tindal recently stopped to remember a dark day in Australia’s history: the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Katherine on March 22.
While juggling home schooling and snack making in Newcastle, Squadron Leader Louise Burr was the acquisition facilities lead for a $1.5 billion F-35A Joint Strike Fighter project, winning her the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Award for Engineering for 2021.
Before enlisting in Air Force, Townsville-born Aaron Egan, aged 21, knew he wanted to work with his hands and solve problems.
There were a number of firsts for Air Force during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021, from the transfer of fuel from a United States Air Force aircraft to the deployment of mobile aircraft arrestors.
Playing a key role in the establishment of F-35A facilities has been among the most rewarding and challenging roles Air Force airfield engineer Squadron Leader Louise Burr has ever undertaken and her efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Around midday on May 20, a lone F-35A Lightning II roared over and touched down at RAAF Base Tindal for the first time.