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July 6: Metropolitan
Fire Brigade graduation
July 18: 1RTU gradua-
tion parade, RAAF Base
Who's leaving after 20+ years' service
GPCAPT Peter Bennett
AIRCDRE John Oddie
GPCAPT Al Lyons
WOFF Andrew Newman
CPL James Thorp
SGT Mark Cronan
SQNLDR Anthony Lock
SGT Dwayne Grayson
SGT Miguel Okill
CAF Commendation (Gold
GPCAPT Christine Hay
For performance as Director Logistics and OC,
Munitions Systems Program Office in Explosive
Ordnance Division, Defence Materiel Organisation.
WGCDR Iain Carty
For performance as OC of the Regional Training
Centre Team as part of the Australian Army Training
Team in Iraq.
SQNLDR Christopher Low
For performance as XO of the ADF Basic Flying
SQNLDR Jade Deveney
For performance as Staff Officer Gender Diversity,
Air Force Workforce Diversity within the Directorate
of Organisational Development and Culture -- Air
SQNLDR Michael Tully
For performance as Capability Manager for the
AP-3C Electronic Warfare capability, Project Coronis.
SQNLDR Paul Simmons
For performance as Fighter Combat Instructor and
XO at 77SQN.
CPL Andrew Scully
For performance in the role of NCOIC within
Network Combat Section, 462SQN.
CAF Group Commendation
Headquarters Air Command Deployments and
Exercise Manning Section
Commended for their contribution to Air Force
operational deployment capability during 2011.
DCAF Commendation (Silver)
SQNLDR David Johnstone
For performance as the Senior Engineering Officer
Air Force launches its new website
CPL Nick Wiseman
DESPITE the name, Project LASER is
not the plan of an evil genius hell-bent
on taking over the world, but a study
into retention of ADF members.
The Longitudinal ADF Study
Evaluating Retention (Project LASER)
aims to discover the important issues
facing junior members of the ADF dur-
ing the initial years of their service.
Once these issues have been iden-
tified they are gathered together and
presented to senior management to find
changes that will help the organisation
better manage its members.
Project LASER team leader Vanessa
Barone said the study followed mem-
bers from enlistment or commission
throughout their initial service obliga-
"This period was identified as a big
risk area, so we're looking into why,"
Starting next month, those members
who have previously been part of the
project will be asked again to assist by
completing a survey on their experi-
ences to date.
Ms Barone encouraged those Air
Force members to participate in the sur-
vey and said it was an important oppor-
tunity for them to have their say and
"The ADF is very interested in the
results and keen to figure out the issues
affecting its members," she said.
For more information, contact the Project
LASER team on 1800 559 755.
ANYONE who logs on to the Air
Force website from July 4 can look
forward to a whole new experience.
The new site, which is being
launched to coincide with CAF
AIRMSHL Geoff Brown's first year
in office, is simple and informative
and provides accurate and timely
information about Air Force.
With advanced graphics and
imagery, the website includes
information about all of Air Force's
current and future capabilities and
the range of operations in which
Air Force is currently engaged
around the world.
Closer to home, there is a fly-
ing area map for the Williamtown
region and a PR assets event map.
Information on all Air Force
bases has been updated and CAF's
speeches will also be available for
There is also new wallpaper
for download and the website has
been integrated with the service's
Social Media pages.
site can be
accessed via a
smart phone by
Project LASER has
been following a group
of ADF members
from enlistment or
their initial periods of
service to find ways to
Photo: Lauren Black
Important factors for retention
found in previous reports have
Having expectations met.
A feeling of belonging in the
Perception of few jobs offering
a better package.
Having enough time for per-
Feeling positive about future
Having values that match the
Feeling the service cares
about members' wellbeing.
REASONS FOR STAYING
TIME is running out for PAF officers to apply for a
12-month CAF Fellowship through the Air Power
Development Centre and UNSW@ADFA. Officers
from FLTLT-WGCDR rank of any specialisation
have until July 11 to apply for the Fellowship,
which will involve studying a Masters of
Philosophy (MPhil) in 2013. To determine eligibility
requirements, visit the UNSW@ADFA website at
Fellowship up for grabs
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