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New DVA Family Support Package

On 1 May 2018, DVA commenced two new measures designed to benefit veterans and their families. These measures were announced last year and have been mentioned during a recent meeting of the Ex-Service Organisation Round Table.

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Meet-A-Mate Event UPDATE

Our guest speaker for our Meet-A-Mate function, Jack Bell, is sadly unwell and unable to attend. Our Meet-A-Mate will proceed, instead with an ‘Air Force Trivia’ afternoon, complete with prizes.

Come along, meet your mates and test your Air Force knowledge.

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AFA Care Parcel Program - Volunteers Needed!

AFA volunteers will be packing up to 500 care parcels for our overseas deployed personnel and we need your help...

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Advocacy Support for RAAF Firefighters

The National President of the Air Force Association has announced that the Association will provide advocacy support to all ADF firefighters who believe they suffered exposure to toxic chemicals during their training and employment.

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Vietnamese-Australian Community Honours 521 Australians Lost in the Vietnam War

Members of the Vietnamese-Australian and the Vietnam Veterans Branch came together for a Dedication Ceremony for a memorial honouring Australians lost in the Vietnam War.

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The 75th Anniversary of Hell Fire Pass – An Invitation to Veterans

The Australian Government is planning a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Australian work on Hellfire Pass and the completion of the Thai Burma Railway - and Australian WWII veterans have the opportunity to attend.

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

Distinguished Sunderlander and Air Force Association Life Member, Dudley Marrows DSO DFC Legion de Honor was an aircraft pilot during the Battle of the Atlantic. Read his remarkable story here. 

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Coral and Balmoral

 The National Vietnam Veterans’ Museum is seeking Coral & Balmoral veterans to participate in a commemorative exhibition.

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Australian Victoria Cross Recipients Remembered In A New Book

“The Victoria Cross – Australia Remembers” by Michael C Madden, in conjunction with TPI Victoria, tells the remarkable personal stories of Australia’s 100 Victoria Cross recipients.

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DVA Mefloquine Information Paper

DVA has developed an Information Paper on mefloquine for ADF personnel to increase awareness of support that is available.

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AFA NSW Division Commemorates Air Force 97th Birthday

The Air Force Association NSW Division observed the Air Force’s 97th Birthday Commemoration at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney on 29th March. 

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AFA’s Dee Cherry Attends Prime Minister’s Veteran Employment Awards

The Prime Minister’s Veteran Employment Awards were held in Canberra on Wed 28 March. Flight Lieutenant Dee Cherry attended on behalf of the Air Force Association and shares her experience with us...

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Who Doesn't Get Goosebumps When They See This?

Once again the RAAF was front and center at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne with fly pasts by the RAAF Roulettes, FA-18 Hornet and the C-17 Globemaster III...

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Bursary Recipient Joins Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans Bursary recipient joins Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Young Australian flautist, Bronte Hudnott has joined Edinburgh-based Scottish Chamber Orchestra as Sub Principal Flute after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 2010, Bronte Hudnott was awarded an Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans bursary to assist with her undergraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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Air Force Band Compares Musical Notes with Ballarat Branch

The Air Force Band Wind Quintet entertained Air Force Association's Ballarat Branch members in a special lunchtime performance at Wendouree earlier this month.

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AFA Supports Rifle Company Butterworth Service Classification Claim

The Air Force Association is supporting an independent review of the Rifle Company Butterworth Group’s deployment classification between 1970-89.  

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Your Chance to Contribute to an Audit of the DVA

The Australian National Audit Office is undertaking an audit of the ‘Efficiency of Veterans Service by DVA’ and is open for contributions from the general public and stakeholders.

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‘Gallantry Spent’ painting wins Award

An oil painting depicting Australian Light Horsemen riding in the desert has been awarded the 2017 AFA (Victoria) Story Writing and Art Competition prize.

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Here's a couple of possibilities that might apply to you ...

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Bursary Recipient Joins Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans Bursary recipient joins Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Young Australian flautist, Bronte Hudnott has joined Edinburgh-based Scottish Chamber Orchestra as Sub Principal Flute after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 2010, Bronte Hudnott was awarded an Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans bursary to assist with her undergraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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180 People Attend the 2017 Annual Pilgrimage to the AFC Memorial

On a beautiful Spring Sunday, the 19th November 2017, around 180 people made the Annual Pilgrimage to the AFC Memorial RAAF Williams Point Cook to witness the unveiling of the Commemorative Plaque and remember those who served and those who serve.

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2017 Merz Lecture

On Saturday, 18 November 2017, the Friends of the RAAF Museum hosted a lecture on the RAAF Phantom F4 E. The lecture was part of the annual Merz series of lectures and was held in the former Officers’ Mess RAAF Point Cook.

The guest speakers were AVM (Retd) Dave Rodgers, AM (pilot) and WGCDR (Retd) Lance Halvorson, MBE (navigator) who shared their experiences as crew members on the F4-E Phantom aircraft.

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Tetbury – Remembering the AFC a century on

Remembrance Day 2017 marks the centenary year of the 1st (Training) Wing’s arrival in Tetbury, and on this day Group Captain Carl Schiller OAM CSM (Retd), presented on behalf of the Air Force Association a bronze plaque commemorating the airmen who died during the Wing’s operation from nearby Leighterton and Minchinhampton airfields.

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Vale AVM (Retd) Brenton Jack Espeland AM

Brenton, ‘Brent’ as he was commonly known, was a retired senior RAAF officer and a former Deputy Chief of Air Force – the second most senior appointment in the RAAF. Sadly, Brent passed away on September 29th, 2017 following a short battle with cancer. He was aged 69 years.

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan MP today encouraged Australians to pause and reflect on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay.

The Battle of Milne Bay, from 25 August to 7 September 1942, saw a Japanese amphibious landing defeated for the first time in the Second World War, and marked a turning point during the Papuan campaign.

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