A crystal ball won’t help predict the weather, but a good meteorologist can, as well as make all the difference in planning military air operations, particularly in tropical north-east Queensland.
RAAF Base Townsville’s Sergeant Tory Tipler, of No.2 Security Forces Squadron, has been awarded the annual Mayor’s award for the most outstanding Royal Australian Air Force member.
Exercise Talisman Sabre is Australia’s largest and most important bilateral exercise with the United States, and our two nation’s P-8A Poseidon crews are making the most of working together at RAAF Base Townsville.
Captain David Fileman is an Army helicopter pilot working in an Air Force squadron and deployed on the multi-national Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21).
Australia’s largest bilateral military exercise has put thousands of boots on Townsville ground, but up in the skies above Castle Hill, military aircraft operations are ramping up too.
There was excitement on the faces of 10 Defence Force Recruiting candidates as they walked through the hot exhaust and into the rear of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter for a flight over Townsville.
Former Army aviator and Boeing aircrewman Greg Maiden recently clocked up 5000 flying hours in CH-47 Chinooks at RAAF Base Townsville.
Known as the Guardian of the North, RAAF Base Townsville in North Queensland is strategically located as a forward operating base for the ADF.
The best Air Force military working dogs and handlers have been recognised, with the 2020 Lady Hannah and Bill Perrett perpetual shields awarded to personnel from No. 2 Security Forces Squadron (2SECFOR).