Air Transportable Fire Truck

03/15/2019
(L-R) Royal Australian Air Force Fire Fighters, Leading Aircraftwoman Sheridan Sandstrom and Aircraftman Kyle Miller of No. 22 Squadron, in their full fire fighting ensemble with a Truck Fire General Purpose Oshkosh Striker Air Transportable fire truck at RAAF Base Richmond. [maxgallery id="122931"] January 18, 2019 Australian Department of Defence

Exercise Cope North 19  

03/04/2019
Exercise COPE NORTH 19 (CN19) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).  CN19 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a…

Exercise Red Flag 19-1

03/01/2019
The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a contingent of approximately 370 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 19-1, which took place from 22 January to 15 February 2019.  Up to 6 F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron, an E-7A Wedgetail from Number…

Red Flag 19-1

02/19/2019
The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a contingent of approximately 370 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 19-1, taking place from 22 January to 15 February 2019. [maxgallery id="123523"] Up to 6 F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron, an E-7A Wedgetail from…

RAAF Support to North Queensland

02/18/2019
The Australian Defence Force assisted Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in the delivery of urgently needed fresh product and household items to flood ravaged North Queensland.  Due to these extreme weather conditions and unprecedented rainfall, it was difficult for the road and rail movement of groceries.  Approximately 70 tonnes of produce…

RAAF C-27J in Aussie Disaster Relief

02/14/2019
On 9th February 2019, No. 35 Squadron from RAAF Base Amberley was called in to start supporting the North Queensland flood relief effort from Mount Isa.  Two Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan aircraft and crew worked with the Australian Army's 9th Force Support Battalion to deliver urgent aircraft fuel…

The RAAF Prepares for Its Final Year of Operating the Classic Hornet

01/16/2019
A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18B Classic Hornet returned to its base at Willimtown in New South Wales with a brand-new paint job. [maxgallery id="122692"] The distinctive design features black on orange tiger stripes along the dorsal spine of the No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) aircraft and on the inside…

RAAF F-35

12/24/2018
Personnel from the Australian Embassy in Washington, joined Royal Australian Air Force personnel at Luke Air Force Base to host a ‘Mateship’ event recognising contributions to Australia’s F-35 capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance personnel have partnered with United States Air Force units and Lockheed Martin to prepare…