THE FUTURE IS NOW! Join us at Avalon for the Australian International Airshow - Air Power in Action, 3-5 March. Meet the next generation of Australian Air Power. Find out more at [ Raaf.gov.au Link ]

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On 16 February, family, friends and colleagues farewelled Air Commodore (retired) Geoff Lumsden, AM, at St Matthews Anglican Church in Windsor.

Air Commodore Lumsden joined the Air Force in 1962 and during his distinguished career flew the C-47 Dakota, DHC-4 Caribou and served on operations in Vietnam. As Commanding Officer of No. 37 Squadron, he was instrumental to the introduction of the...
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75 years ago our service personnel fought and lost their lives defending our shores. Recently, the people of Darwin paused to remember this sacrifice.

Lest we forget.

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Members of the Air Task Group Armament Team prepare 500 pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions to support Operations against ISIS alongside the United States Air Force Munitions Team at the Munitions Assembly Conveyor in the Middle East Area of Operations.

#ADFonOperations #AustralianDefenceForceintheMiddleEast #YourADF #USAirForcesCentralCommand.
#RAAF F/A 18A/B Hornets and RAAF AP-3C Orion conduct flypast over Darwin Harbour to support 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Commemorations.

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Reunited – and it feels so good!

Sergeant Murray Staff saw a familiar sight waiting for him during #ExRedFlag 17-1. The same A-4 Skyhawk that he’d worked on during his previous Royal Australian Navy career was waiting for him at Nellis Air Force Base, where it is now operated by Draken International to provide adversarial support during #ExRedFlag missions.
Apologies to our followers in Orange. Due to operational commitments, today's planned flypasts in support of the Gnoo Blas Classic Car Club - Orange NSW may no longer occur.

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Exercise #CopeNorth 2017 has begun.

We have deployed an Air Force contingent to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to participate in Ex Cope North. The exercise provides us training opportunities with our regional allies in the Pacific.

Over the next two weeks we will be working with the United States Air Force and 航空自衛隊 Japan Air Self-Defense Force to further enhance our interoperability in...
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Air Force Hercules comes to Orange

#RAAF C-130J Hercules transport aircraft will conduct a series of visits to Orange from 17-19 February as part of wider training, allowing #YourADF to engage with the local community and show gratitude for its continued support.

The aircraft will arrive on Friday at approximately 2:30pm, conducting pre-arranged tours with local school groups during the...
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Six and out...!

Unlike any other RAAF award, the SQNLDR W.T Riggs Trophy is a unique competition that invites all our Air Force personnel to submit their best photo from the previous year. All entries were judged by an official panel and now we have tallied YOUR votes for the 'Peoples Choice' award from the final top six.

Congratulations to CPL David Said for his winning submission!

We now...
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FREE ANZAC EXHIBITION

Geelong Arena: 21 – 27 FEB 2017

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is Australia’s largest travelling exhibition and will be coming to the Geelong Arena from 21 – 27 February 2017. You can find a video preview of the exhibition here.

Highly experiential, with interactive technology employed throughout, the Experience features more than 200 artefacts from the...
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Women have always played an important part in the ADF.

FLTLT Kate Yaxley of Air Warfare Centre, and RAAF representative on the SA Women's Memorial Playing Field Trust, recently organised a commemoration at RAAF Base Edinburgh, marking the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke in the Dutch East Indies.

A plaque honouring the memory of distinguished and revered Australian Army...
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Keeping it in the family. Warrant Officer Rick Field, Warrant Officer Engineering (WOE) from Number 75 Squadron hands over the reigns to his cousin, Warrant Officer Kevin Jago, WOE from Number 77 Squadron from the base where Australia’s air operations against the Daesh in Iraq are centred.
Historic CT-4 flypast to honour Darwin DEFENDERS

The Royal Australian Air Force Museum will conduct two historic-aircraft formation flypasts in Melbourne on Thursday morning.

The flypasts are in support of a ceremony being conducted by the Darwin Defenders’ Association (Victoria) and will consist of a RAAF Winjeel and CT-4 trainer aircraft, conducting a formation flypast in Melbourne.
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For our Williamtown residents and plane spotters - keep an eye out for our F/A-18A which will be practicing aerobatic displays over RAAF Base Williamtown this week, as part of workups for the Australian International Airshow 2017 and the Royal New Zealand Air Force 80th Anniversary Air Show. We hope you enjoy the free sneak preview!

Wednesday to Friday: 9am and 2pm local time.

Each display...
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Air Mobility is one of our four air power roles - and no one does it better than our Air Mobility team. Watch Number 37 Squadron provide tactical airlift capability during Exercise Red Flag 17-1.
Unlike any other RAAF award, the SQNLDR W.T Riggs Trophy is a unique competition that invites all our Air Force personnel to submit their best photo from the previous year. All entries were judged by an official panel and now we want YOU to vote from the top final six!

Simply 'Like' your favourite image and the photo with the most votes will be announced as the People's Choice Award winner...
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Happy Valentines Day! #ValentinesDay

They may be thousands of miles from loved ones, but that has not stopped our Air Task Group members from sending those all important Valentines Day messages.
Despite the rain, things are heating up in the Northern Territory ahead of the first Enhanced Air Cooperation activity in Australia under the US Force Posture Initiatives.