MEMBER NEWS

Highlights from around the AFA community

January-February 2024

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the members’ area of the website, which will keep you updated on the latest news and events from around the country. The articles here showcase some of the exciting activities from our State and Territory Divisions, and the new Federation Council, and will also pass on important information from a national perspective.

We are excited to be sharing this information with you every two months, and we hope that this will help you stay connected with the Air Force Association community. We will also be communicating with you via our national Facebook page and website. Whether you are a long-time member, or new to our organisation, we invite you to take part in the conversation and share your own stories with us.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Air Force Association, and we look forward to connecting with you.

Carl Schiller
National President

Korean War memorial unveiled in WA

Korean War memorial unveiled in WA

In a significant commemoration, WA President Clive Robartson AM, represented the AFA at the unveiling of the Perth Korean War Memorial. The date marked the 70th armistice anniversary of the Korean War.

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TTD Wins Air Force Association Trophy

TTD Wins Air Force Association Trophy

The Tactics and Training Directorate (TTD) Air Warfare Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown has been recognised for its outstanding contributions to the Air Force, awarded the Air Force Association Trophy at the recent Air Force Proficiency and Leadership Awards ceremony.

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New Life Members Honoured

New Life Members Honoured

A new Federation and Constitution are now in place to secure the future of the Air Force Association (AFA) for generations to come. Under the new structure, our State and Territory Divisions are now part of a federation formally linked to the national peak body.

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New AFA Constitution a milestone for the future

New AFA Constitution a milestone for the future

A new Federation and Constitution are now in place to secure the future of the Air Force Association (AFA) for generations to come. Under the new structure, our State and Territory Divisions are now part of a federation formally linked to the national peak body.

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Hornet has new home in WA

Hornet has new home in WA

F/A-18 Hornet A21-101 has now found a new home. Once a proud member of the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet, F/A-18 Hornet A21-101 has now found a new home at the Air Force Association’s Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

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MORE MEMBERS NEWS

Sharon Bown Honoured – Member of the Order of Australia

Sharon Bown, a Royal Australian Air Force veteran and ambassador for the Air Force Association, has been honoured with an appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia. The award recognises her extraordinary dedication and service to Australian veterans and their...

Honouring Vietnam Veterans – a tribute to service and sacrifice

On 18 August 2023, Australia united in solemn reflection to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Celebrated as Vietnam Veterans' Day, a date etched in history, it traces its origins to the Battle of Long Tan on...

Annual Commemorative Service in Toowoomba

The Toowoomba branch of the RAAF Association is proud to announce its upcoming annual joint commemorative service, paying tribute to the Battle of Britain and the Battle for Australia. This significant event will take place at the Mothers Memorial Gardens, situated at...

US Rockwell OV-10A Bronco aircraft restored to glory

The Australian War Memorial has unveiled a fully restored North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco, model 639, which played a key role in the Vietnam War. The Memorial has been working on the front-line Bronco since it arrived from the Philippines on HMAS Tobruk 16 years...

Aviation museum a tribute to history and service

The Maryborough Military Aviation Museum Association is pursuing its mission to preserve the rich aviation heritage of the region by building a world-class museum complex at Maryborough Airport. As part of its fundraising efforts, a social event will be held on...

Korean War memorial unveiled in WA

In a significant commemorative event, WA President Clive Robartson AM, representing the AFA on the organising committee, celebrated the unveiling of the Perth Korean War Memorial on July 27. The date marked the 70th armistice anniversary of the Korean War. Nestled...

The spectacular inaugural Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

The inaugural Pacific Airshow Gold Coast took to the skies from 18 to 20 August. Set against the stunning backdrop of Surfers Paradise beach, this aviation extravaganza left more than 200,000 attendees in awe and showcased the cutting-edge capabilities of the...

Battle of Britain service at Torrens Parade Ground

The annual Battle of Britain Commemorative Service will be held at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, North Adelaide on Saturday 16 September 2023. The Air Force Association will host a morning tea for attendees in the Torrens Parade Ground Drill Hall...

New Directors Join the Air Force Association Board

We are delighted to announce three distinguished additions to the Air Force Association National Board. Please join us in welcoming Air Marshal (Retd) Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC, Air Commodore (Retd) Doug Chipman FAICD, JP, and Greg Hood AO to the team. These new board...

TTD Wins Air Force Association Trophy

The Tactics and Training Directorate (TTD) Air Warfare Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the Air Force and awarded the Air Force Association Trophy at the recent Air Force Proficiency and Leadership Awards...