Tag Archives: RAAF Base Tindal

Making an impact in engineering

Squadron Leader Louise Burr has won the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Award for Engineering. Photo: Sergeant David Gibbs

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. 

Air Force capability flying high

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules, left, is refuelled from a U.S. MC-130J Air Commando II during a forward area refuelling point training scenario at RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021. Photo: 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson

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.

Recognition for setting up F-35A facilities

Squadron Leader Louise Burr is a finalist in the Australian Defence Magazine 2021 Women in Defence Awards. Photo: Sergeant David Gibbs

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.