Indo-Pacific Endeavour Jt Task Force

A Joint Task Force consisting of four ships, maritime patrol aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the Australian Defence Force are deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, a series of key engagement activities with Australia’s regional neighbours.  Running from March to May, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 is geared towards enhancing interoperability…

RAAF F-35s at Williamtown

The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the Australian Defence Force’s first fifth-generation air combat capability. It is a highly advanced multi-role, supersonic, stealth fighter which will meet Australia’s requirements to defeat current and emerging threats. The F-35A is at the forefront of air combat technology.  Its advanced sensors and data…

COMPACF at the Avalon Air Show 2019

U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Australia for the Avalon Air Show 2019, and met with key allied air force leaders. [maxgallery id="123909"] MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA 02.24.2019 Photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio Gamboa  Pacific Air Forces Public Affair

Australian Army Relief Support in Australia

Due to the effects of the unprecedented weather event in Northern Queensland on farmers and their livestock in the region, The Australian Defence Force has been asked to provide critical lift support.  Joint Task Force 646 established a forward operating base out of Cloncurry in western Queensland on 9 February…

Operation HIGHROAD (2)

The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  [maxgallery id="122643"] In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores. Operation Highroad…

RAAF F-35s Commence Flight Operations

F-35A aircraft commenced scheduled flying operations at RAAF Base Williamtown during the last week of January 2019. [maxgallery id="123444"] The two aircraft from No 3 Squadron began a phase of operations designed to verify and validate the jet’s capabilities. These operations will continue for the next two years, in the…

Operation Highroad

A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…


Members of the Submarine Community and HMAS Collins family members greeted HMAS Collins as she comes alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling. [maxgallery id="122558"] Since returning to service after her full cycle docking, HMAS Collins has conducted a variety of activities on the East coast of Australia. HMAS Collins…