The Australian Prime Minister Visits RAAF Air Task Group in the Middle East


2015-01-11 The Prime Minister of Australia, the Honorable Tony Abbott, MP, has visited Royal Australian Air Force personnel assigned to the first Australian Air Task Group (ATG) in the Middle East Region who are approaching the end of their deployment on Operation OKRA and preparing to return to Australia.

Approximately 400 ADF personnel are deployed with the ATG operating RAAF F/A‑18F Super Hornets, E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control and the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.

Since October 2014, Australian and Coalition air strike operations have supported Iraqi Security Force ground operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Australian Ministry of Defense