Discover what happens on Australia’s ‘mega’ Defence base at Amberley, including the aircrews that fly our military aircraft, the personnel who maintain and support operations, Australian Army activities – and the Defence families who live in Ipswich.

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Sonia-Defence

30 years in the RAAF with Flight Lieutenant Sonya Etches

Flight Lieutenant Sonya Etches has been working in the RAAF for over thirty years. She is currently a Nursing Officer ...
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Explore the inside of a Caribou aircraft

Explore the inside of a Caribou aircraft

The first three Canadian De Havilland DH-4C Caribous arrived in Australia almost 56 years ago to the day, on March ...
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Spartan Pilots fly in poor bushfire conditions

RAAF Supports Bushfire Rescues

Australian Defence Force assets and personnel are often called upon to support mitigation efforts during emergencies and disastrous situations, so ...
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Fighter plane

Welcome to our Defence families: 79 years of air power at RAAF base Amberley

Ipswich is a Defence Force city, with RAAF Base Amberley on its doorstep and the Air Base contributing substantially to ...
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Fighter plane

Super Hornet combines fire power with EW technology

Any discussion of the Air Power capability resident at RAAF Base Amberley has to include the performance of the two ...
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Firefigther

Fitness training for firefighters

Fitness is an important aspect of working life for all members of the Australian Defence Force, and Physical Training Instructors ...
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DEFENCE NEWS IN BRIEF

DEFENCE NEWS IN BRIEF

A ceremonial parade to consecrate the Squadron Standard for No 86 Wing was attended by His Excellency General, the Honourable ...
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RAAF Christmas

Christmas Treat… it’s a wrap

Although it’s a few weeks away until the festive season begins, the RAAF Amberley Christmas Treat team has already started ...
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