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August 18, 2011
LAC Bill Solomou
THIS year's winner of the Mayor
of Townsville Award did not even
know she had been nominated.
In fact, CPL Tamara Hibbet
thought she was going to a work-
shop when she was announced
as winner of the award for most
outstanding Townsville Air Force
"My initial reaction when I
had found out was of shock, 'are
you for real, who nominated me
and why?'" CPL Hibbet said.
Townsville Mayor Les Tyrell
presented her with the award on
Despite being taken aback,
CPL Hibbet was humble in her
acceptance of the award.
"I was a little lost for words
as my supervisor, SGT Tammie
Moore, had me convinced that
we were attending a leave audit
CPL Hibbet discharged from
the permanent Air Force in 2004,
and transferred to the reserves
to allow her to spend more time
with her family.
"I have been fortunate enough
that the reserves has allowed me
to balance my home and work
life and to be able to work with a
diverse range of personnel."
She is posted to 27SQN,
however most of her work is
undertaken at Combat Survival
Training School (CSTS).
Although she is a trained
communications and information
systems controller, she spends
two thirds of her time assisting
the administrator in the orderly
She was nominated by CO
CSTS SQNLDR Davin Augustine.
"Her work ethic and atten-
tion to detail have ensured that
CSTS will realise both immedi-
ate and longer term outcomes,"
SQNLDR Augustine said.
"She embodies the modern
reserve member, and she rou-
tinely proves that reserves make
significant contribution to unit
XO CSTS FLTLT Melissa
Hill said that without CPL
Hibbet's assistance, 2011 would
have been a very difficult year.
"The unit has grown sig-
nificantly in size and our small
orderly room would not have
managed without her," FLTLT
IT MIGHT seem odd to label as historic a squadron
celebrating its first birthday -- but the moniker certainly
The reformed squadron celebrated its first birthday
with a dining-in night in Canberra on July 1.
It was the second time around because the squad-
ron was originally stood up flying Lancasters in
Britain in 1941.
only one twice
It disbanded in 1945 and
last year it was reformed in
its new guise.
analyst (GIA) SGT Chris
Anderson was awarded the
Veteran and Friends Group
Trophy at the dining-in
CO 460SQN WGCDR
Rob Elliott presented the
trophy to SGT Anderson.
WGCDR Elliott said that
SGT Anderson was pivotal in
leading, coaching and men-
toring the airmen and women
workforce within 460SQN
and was a model SNCO.
"He has demonstrated
the sort of leadership the Air Force intelligence capa-
bility needs to evolve and meet its central role in 21st
century operations," WGCDR Elliott said.
Speaking on the squadron's work, WGCDR Elliott
said that the evolution of targeting to GPS-guided and
long-range stand-off munitions had transformed the
role of GIAs and target intelligence.
"Precision targeting requires precision intelli-
gence, and 460SQN GIAs hold a great responsibility
to provide the precision and accuracy required for 21st
century operations," he said.
"[In future], the successful conduct of operations
and, ultimately lives, will depend on their analysis
SGT Chris Anderson.
Photo: CPL Guy Young
Hibbet with her
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