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AIR FORCE April 1, 2010
Who's leaving after 20+ years' service
WOFF Rudy Mech
GPCAPT Robert Cooper
GPCAPT Corrie Metz
GPCAPT Otto Halupka
SGT Stephen Goodall
AIRCDRE Anthony Jones
SQNLDR Paul Folvig
AIRCDRE Ian Pear son
AIRCDRE Steven Drury
AVM Greg Evans
FGST Grant Dickson
FSGT Tanya Baldwin
CPL Paul Lawrence
WGCDR Peter Turner
A NEW project to improve ethical edu-
cation within the ADF will focus on
It is called Project Achilles.
The Director of the Centre for
Defence Leadership and Ethics, Jamie
Cullens, said as part of Project Achilles a
joint service team would look at existing
national and international material and
visit training establishments to examine
the level of ethics education.
"The Project Achilles team will
address how we can best educate our
people to understand the complexity of
ethical decisions in the military," Mr
"Also, it will address how we can be
confident military personnel will make
good ethical decisions at all levels, and
how we can better prepare military per-
sonnel to make ethical decisions at short
notice in volatile, complex situations.
"Through a series of focused cours-
es we will be able to educate personnel
from recruit to star-rank levels and raise
awareness of the ethical dilemmas they
are likely to encounter in base locations
in Australia and on operations."
The recently established Military
Ethics Advisory Board, chaired by
RADM James Goldrick, will oversee the
project to develop pilot military ethics
programs for inclusion in the ADF edu-
A refresher package for pre-deploy-
ment training will also be devised.
For more information on Project
Achilles, or to contribute ideas to the
project, contact WGCDR Jo Ebsary at
Air Force Band
April 7: The Ceremonial Band will sup-
port the 1RTU graduation parade at RAAF
Base Wagga from 11am.
April 11: The Ceremonial Band will sup-
port the Maltese Association awarding
of the George Cross at the Shrine of
Remembrance from 11.30am.
April 16: Force10 will support the RAAF
Williams Autumn Ball at the Laverton
The 40th anniversary of the formation
of the RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team
will be held at RAAF Base East Sale on
August 13. The anniversary celebrations
will include a luncheon, flying activities
and a reunion dinner.
The Roulettes, operated by Central Flying
School, were formed in 1970 following
on from the Red Sales (1962) and the
Telstars (1963) aerobatic teams.
Former members of the three teams
are invited to attend. Send your name
and rank, dates posted to CFS, posi-
tions held in the team and email
and mailing address to Roulette 7,
FLTLT Allister Berryman, via email:
email@example.com, fax: (03)
5146 7341, or mail: CFS, RAAF Base
East Sale, VIC, 3852.
By FLGOFF Christopher Stear
THE LARGEST annual international
conference on combat support has fin-
ished in the US, with the RAAF's Com-
bat Support Group (CSG) featuring
Since 2005, CSG has been represent-
ed at the annual USAF Agile Combat
Support (ACS) Modernisation Planning
Conference. Attendees include senior
members of USAF ACS, combat sup-
port specialists from the US Marines and
Army, representatives of coalition air
forces, defence researchers and industry.
The conference provides an opportu-
nity to develop a greater understanding of
the vision, current status and challenges
facing the ACS community.
"The conference provides us with
an excellent way of further strengthen-
ing critical relationships with our coali-
tion partners and facilitating the ongo-
ing knowledge enhancement process
that is crucial to the modern air force,"
Commander CSG AIRCDRE Noddy
It brings together personnel from ACS
fields, industry and various Research,
Development, Test and Acquisition sec-
tors to exchange information, learn about
the continuing evolution in USAF's capa-
bility-based planning process, explore
advances in potential materiel solutions
and help shape the future of Air Force
ACS capabilities through modernisation.
In 2009, AIRCDRE Sawade delivered
a major paper on CSG. Consequently,
CSG was invited to attend the 2010 con-
ference in Nevada, and present a paper
related to current Australian CSG capa-
bilities and practices.
Australia's Air Attache, AIRCDRE
Dave Steele, delivered the paper, An
Australian Perspective -- Reforming
Combat Support in a small Air Force.
"CSG is currently deeply involved in
both restructuring and contributing to the
Strategic Reform Program, so the timing
for a presentation like this worked very
well for us," AIRCDRE Sawade said.
"Many of the aspects of our restruc-
ture are capable of being reproduced by
our coalition partners and equally we can
learn from their methodologies.
"The sharing of this type of knowl-
edge contributes to a more seamless inte-
gration of our respective forces in the
Let's talk about Defence families
CAF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin met with the national delegates of Defence Families of Australia
(DFA) in Canberra recently during their annual professional training week. They examined a
range of challenges to Defence living and discussed current issues that affect families within
Defence. CAF welcomed the ladies and then informally discussed his own family and the issues
all Defence families face. To the delight of the delegates, CAF even managed to resolve an
ongoing communications challenge the next morning after it was discussed at the table during
Photo: CPL Melina Mancuso
Achilles looks at ethics
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