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First Aid
AIR FORCE medical personnel will help save lives and care for the critically ill at a US military hospital near Baghdad.

It’s showtime
RAAF Base Amberley begins setting up this week for the Defence Force Airshow on October 2-3, the base’s first major air show in more than 20 years.

US Hornet crashes near Tindal
PERSONNEL from RAAF Base Tindal have rescued a US Marine whose F/A-18 crashed while participating in Exercise Southern Frontier.

Battle against suicide
“I WISH there was absolutely no requirement for us to be here today launching a program focused on the prevention of suicide within the ADF.”

Wedgetail testing on track
CERTIFICATION testing of the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft has reached more than halfway and in less than six months mission system testing will begin.

Maritime section receives honour
A CDF Commendation has recognised the outstanding efforts of past and present members of Maritime Patrol Section (MPS) at the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit (JEWOSU).

Late husband inspires goal
WHEN cancer claimed the life of her husband, Pilot Officer Narelle Gutteridge chose to continue their joint ambition of her gaining a commission.

Surveillance with Indons
AN AIR Force Orion and an Indonesia Air Force B737 Surveiller will be part of a combined maritime aerial surveillance exercise held in the Timor Sea in April 2005.

Silver lining
Olympic silver medallist CPL Tracey Mosley is all smiles as she displays her medal from the Athens games.

Success after a ‘long, hard slog’
THE newest military aviators of the Air Force and Navy are the 12 graduates of No. 199 Pilots course, who graduated from the RAAF Advanced Pilots course at 2FTS, RAAF Base Pearce, on September 10.

3AFDS fires up on range
AIRCRAFTMEN Craig Kennewell and Christopher Smith and Corporal Wayne Johnstone were some of the better performers during No. 3 Airfield Defence Squadron’s recent annual weapon practices in Greenbank and Wide bay training areas.

Golf charity
MORE than $3000 has been raised for cancer research by the Defence Capability Development Group and members of defence industry during a charity golf day.

Ambulance transplant
THE first of the Air Force’s new ambulance fleet has arrived at RAAF Base Richmond. Thirty-three new ambulances will be delivered to the Air Force over the next 21 months.

Snappy holiday up for grabs
FEEL like a holiday? Get out your camera and take a photo for the chance to win a short holiday.


Reserves recognised
RESERVISTS who excel at their military and civilian workplaces will be recognised at the national conference and Prince of Wales Awards ceremony held by the Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) in Townsville from October 16-18.

Dentists’ drills on the move
A FULLY operational dental surgery with drills, chairs, lights and sterilisers is not the first thing you might expect to see when walking into a tent.

New data available at library
THE MILITARY Periscope information service is now available to Defence personnel. Corporate Services & Infrastructure Group signed a contract to make it available via the Defence Library Service Intranet site on Defweb.

Roulette contract to Airflite
THE Roulettes’ display aircraft will be maintained by Airflite Pty Ltd. The West Australian company has won a sixyear, $17.6 million contract to maintain 97 different mechanical and avionics components in support of the Roulettes.

Pigs fly south for winter
THE icy blast of a Tasmanian winter hardly makes the island an appealing place for training – especially if you’re deploying from RAAF Base Amberley.

Cooking up dollars
CADETS from No. 614 Squadron (AAFC) have received $2000 from the RAAF Association Branch at Port Pirie towards a mobile kitchen.

Pitching in
FLTLT Stephen Hoadley shows cadets part of a sidewinder missile.

International Stories

CDF’s first China visit

CDF General Peter Cosgrove and a delegation have visited the People’s Republic of China to reinforce the importance Australia attaches to its defence relationship with China.

Jordan learns from ADF
THE first Jordanian officer to study at the Australian Command and Staff College will soon return to Jordan after completing a yearlong course.

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