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The Autumn edition of WINGS is out now.

 

In this edition we celebrate an Air Force milestone and look back on the RAAF’s early years.

 

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AFA Restructure

NEWS HEADLINES  The Air Force Association’s national body, AFA Ltd, will restructure to form a smaller skill-based National Board of Directors and a Federation Council, the latter comprising representatives from each of the State/Territory Divisions. The decision to...

ADSO Sets Policy Objectives

NEWS HEADLINES    The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) has released a media statement outlining its policy objectives for 2022-25. Excerpt: "The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) welcomes the opportunity to announce its core Policy...

Federal Budget 2022-23

NEWS HEADLINES  The 2022-23 Federal Budget includes some welcome spending initiatives for veterans and their families including: An increase in Veteran Home Care Fee Additional Funding for Claims Processing An enhanced Family Support Package One-off Cost of Living...

Scholarships for Transition

NEWS HEADLINES  AFA welcomes skills and education scholarships to ease transition from military life. Vocational education and training scholarships of up to $13,000 for young Australians and veterans of any age in targeted regional areas have been welcomed by the Air...

AFA Remembers Fallen at Last Post Ceremony

NEWS HEADLINES  The life and service of Flying Officer Edward Rowell was commemorated when Air Force Association (AFA) National Vice President Peter McDermott attended the Last Post Ceremony on 30 January. Stories of bravery, service and sacrifice are told when the...

Deanna Nott appointed to AFA Board

NEWS HEADLINES  Defence communications expert WGCDR Deanna Nott has been appointed to the board of Australia’s national Air Force Association.   WGCDR Deanna Nott is a Queensland-based public relations specialist and former journalist who is also an Air Force...

RAAF Veteran Awarded US Silver Star

NEWS HEADLINES    RAAF Vietnam Veteran Mac Cottrell has been awarded the prestigious Silver Star by the United States. The United States of America has presented two Australians with Silver Stars, one of its most prestigious combat awards, for heroism in Vietnam....

‘Father of the RAAF’ Honoured in Bronze

NEWS HEADLINESTo commemorate 100 years of Air Force, the Copper Coast Council in Moonta, South Australia, held a centenary celebration to honour the ‘father of Air Force’, Sir Richard Williams KBE CB DSO on 7 November, 2021. A centre piece of the celebration was the...

DVA Legislation Amendment Passed

NEWS HEADLINES    On 5 December the Veteran’s Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempt Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021 was passed by both Houses of Parliament.   For full details please go to Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment...