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Construction of facilities for No. 35 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley commenced in late 2016, and will be handed over to Defence from late 2018. The No. 35 Squadron Executive Team and contractors tour the newly constructed No. 35 Squadron facility at RAAF Base Amberley.

An Australian F-35A pilot in front of an Australian F-35A at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. RAAF pilots and maintenance personnel are embedded within US Air Force units preparing for the introduction of Australia’s first fifth-generation air combat capability. The RAAF’s first two F-35As are scheduled to arrive in Australia later this year..

Royal Australian Air Force No 33 Squadron Crew Attendants, LACW Resharyn Cayfordhowell and Sim Lovett are the latest graduates from the initial employment training course. (pg 25 in October issue of LifeStyle QLD Magazine) In September 2018, the Loadmaster (Air Refuelling Operator) Course 01/18 and Crew Attendant Course 01/18 graduated on the KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport.