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The Australian Defence Credit Union
(ADCU) recently reached a major
milestone when it celebrated 50
years of providing financial services
to the Defence community.
ADCU was formed in 1959 as the
Navy Credit Union at Garden Island,
Sydney, and went on to establish a
head office at Darlinghurst in 1981.
Over the next twenty years, ADCU
grew through merging with other
Defence credit unions and expanded
into a national network of branches
on Army, Navy and RAAF bases
Throughout this period of growth and
development as a niche financial
institution, ADCU has always
remained committed to serving the
men and women of the ADF and
the wider Defence community. This
commitment has been recognised
recently by the award of a Chief of
the Defence Force commendation
dated 12 May 2009.
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CEO Ian Doyle
AIR FORCE September 17, 2009
By FLTLT Eamon Hamilton
TIES between Australia and Indo-
nesia have been further strengthened,
following the latest Exercise Rajawali
Ausindo held recently.
Rajawali Ausindo is one of several
bilateral air exercises between Australia
and Indonesia, and helps strengthen our
countries' airlift capabilities in disas-
ter response -- a key bilateral defence
A cooperative exercise between C-
130 personnel from both countries, this
year's exercise had a 37SQN C-130H
visit Abdul Rachman Saleh airport in
Malang, East Java.
The base is home to 32SQN Tentara
Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara
(TNI-AU), or Indonesian Air Force.
32SQN TNI-AU operates a mixed
fleet of C-130Hs and older C-130Bs, the
oldest dating back to 1958.
In addition to the 37SQN members,
parachute riggers and air dispatchers
from Army's 176 Air Dispatch Squadron
and members from the Airworthiness
Coordination and Policy Agency and
Directorate of Defence Aviation and Air
Force Safety also attended.
CO 37SQN WGCDR Matt Hegarty
accompanied the C-130H and said air-
lift units of the TNI-AU and RAAF had
enjoyed regular contact over the last few
"Rajawali Ausindo takes much of its
focus on skilling Hercules crews in the
art of air dispatch, delivering cargo loads
to the ground by parachute," WGCDR
"For this exercise, 37SQN dropped
various Compact Delivery System
(CDS) loads, maxiboxes, heliboxes and
"Indonesian crews from 32SQN
dropped several CDS loads and also
demonstrated their unique free-drop
which is an excellent, inexpensive and
readily prepared method for dropping
non-fragile humanitarian loads."
In addition to flying sorties, signifi-
cant time was spent in the briefing room
learning about each other's airdrop tech-
niques while some time was also devoted
to discussing airworthiness and aviation
safety management systems.
There was also a rest day where the
gracious hosts showed off their wonder-
ful and daunting local volcano, Mount
"Rajawali Ausindo is also an impor-
tant cultural and technical exchange
for both countries' airlift crews, and
our contingent especially enjoyed the
warm hospitality of our hosts," WGCDR
The next exercise Rajawali Ausindo
is planned for 2010, as well as a RAAF-
TNI-AU air maritime surveillance exer-
cise, Albatros Ausindo.
FRIENDS IN AIRLIFT: 37SQN members pose with 32SQN TNI-AU personnel in front of a RAAF C-130H at
the Abdul Rachman Saleh airport in Malang, East Java during Exercise Rajawali Ausindo. Photos: 37SQN
NICE TO MEET YOU: 37SQN ACO
FLTLT Shontelle Hartly is greeted by
daughters of TNI-AU base personnel
during the exercise.
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