Home' Air Force News : April 11th 2013 Contents Are you posting to
a new base that
is in an adjacent
location to your
current base and
wish to remain in
your current rental
property or Service
entitlement is based on
your posting locality.
For Rent Allowance
localities have different
rent ceiling rates
determined by Defence.
You may also need to
obtain approval to live
outside your posting
outlines that the rent
ceiling rate applicable
to your Rent Allowance
calculation is the lower
rate of the adjacent
For Service Residences
and Rent Allowance it
is important to contact
your regional DHA
Defence Housing Austral
Your housing updat
139 DHA (139 342)
The review is a requirement of the Department of Defence, as detailed in PACMAN reference 7.6 .35.
If you don’t respond by the due date your RA may be suspended, as detailed in PACMAN reference 7.6 .36 .
Rent Allowance Review
The Rent Allowance Review begins on 23 April.
If you receive Rent Allowance (RA) you may be
included in this years review.
What is the RA Review?
The RA Review looks at your personal circumstances
Here’s what to do – it’s online and easier than ever.
Services at www.dha.gov.au and complete the review
If you haven’t used this service before, contact us on
You can follow the prompts online if you’ve forgotten
your login details.
Are you being deployed during April, May or June?
You may still need to complete the review and should
Merici College ....
is a quality, affordable non-government secondary school,
educating girls in a Catholic environment
for its strong focus on pastoral care
ADF mentor on site
technology rich environment
and neighbouring NSW centres
To find out more about Merici College
see our bsite at www.merici.act.edu.au
or contact the Enrolment Officer Ms Tr ish Ryan on (02) 6243 4102
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caters for ADF families in the ACT
April 11, 2013
CPL Max Bree
SGT Ewan Eadie, of 1SQN, has taken
out one of the top prizes at the Defence
Excellence in Security Awards in
Canberra on March 28.
As 1SQN’s Facility Security
Manager, SGT Eadie topped the cate-
gory for Outstanding Performance by a
Security Specialist for his work develop-
ing new security procedures to protect
the Australian Super Hornets.
When the Super Hornets were intro-
duced into service, SGT Eadie devel-
oped new ways to protect the aircraft
within Australian and US Navy secu-
rity requirements. This involved writing,
monitoring and modifying extensive new
security procedures at the newly built
1SQN headquarters building at RAAF
A high-classification, deployable
headquarters facility was also devel-
oped and SGT Eadie was instrumental
in developing the security procedures
for the facility designed to protect the
Australian Super Hornets.
“If you look at the way we’ve execut-
ed security procedures in the past with
older platforms, security measures have
changed dramatically as a direct result of
new platforms and technologies,” SGT
“Any lapses in procedures could com-
promise security and can have a flow-on
effect through huge cost burdens for the
military and Australian government.”
SGT Eadie never realised anyone
would nominate him for a Defence
“I’d heard about the awards but it was
totally unexpected,” he said. “At the time
I thought it was spam mail – I had to
really check it.”
FLTLT Troy Murphy was listed as a
finalist in the Outstanding Performance
by a Security Specialist category for his
work increasing security awareness at
292SQN. He is credited with improving
the squadron’s physical security, reduc-
ing the rate of security breaches and
managing the high volume of security
clearances at the unit.
In the Outstanding Leadership in
Security section, SQNLDR John Cox,
of 396 Expeditionary Combat Support
Wing, was listed as a finalist for his work
in helping Security Police members gain
further security qualifications through a
Diploma in Security Risk Management.
FLTLT Sean Watson
THE work of Australian Air Force Cadets’
(AAFC) 303 Squadron (303SQN) in
developing a successful safety manage-
ment program has been recognised by
303SQN, which is based in Camden,
NSW, was awarded a Defence Work
Health and Safety (WHS) Commendation
at the Defence Health Work and Safety
Awards in Canberra on February 28.
VCDF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin, who
was a former Air Force Cadet, presented
the award, which CO 303SQN WGCDR
Frank Galea and Unit Safety Coordinator
FLGOFF (AAFC) Russell King accepted
the award on behalf of the squadron.
“This award is a credit to the whole
squadron and recognises the work of all
the staff and cadets in developing and
maintaining a strong safety culture,”
WGCDR Galea said. “In particular, it is
testament to the quality of the safety
management program they have worked
so hard to develop.”
The program was developed to
describe the proactive safety culture and
activities undertaken within the squad-
ron and demonstrate compliance with
the new Air Force Safety Management
System, which includes safety manage-
ment requirements for AAFC units.
It is anticipated this model may be
used as a basis for the development of
a template for AAFC units on a national
303SQN also took out the award
for Best Workplace Health and Safety
Management System in the 2012 Air
Force Safety Awards (see Page 5 for the
full list of winners).
From left, VCDF
with a WHS
at the Defence
Work Health and
Safety Awards in
Super effort in
Safety win for cadets
WELL DONE: Above, SGT Ewan Eadie, of 1SQN, receives the award for Most Outstanding
Performance by a Security Specialist from Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security Steve Meekin at
the Defence Excellence in Security Awards ceremony in Canberra.
Photo: Phillip Vavasour
Links Archive March 28th 2013 April 25th 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page