Home' Air Force News : May 23rd 2013 Contents Join or switch to Defence Health now and you won't have to reduce your level of cover
to reduce your costs. That's because we'll give ADF families comprehensive health
cover at an exclusive ADF family rate. What's more, we'll honour any waiting periods
you've served with your current fund. You can join or switch in as little as 10 minutes.
So contact us today.
Call 1800 335 425 now or visit www.defencehealth.com.au
May 23, 2013
May 23: Tarakan
May 24: Freedom
of Entry parade,
Service, Shrine of
June 2: Bomber
For the full
list of coming
MOVEMENT operators CPL Marc
Neiberding and LAC Adam Fraser had a
work trip like no other at the start of this
They visited Antarctica in February
during a six-month deployment with
the Royal New Zealand Air Force in
Christchurch on Operation Antarctica,
managing US and New Zealand air move-
ments and scientific interests in the New
Zealand Antarctic Territory.
Their Antarctic task was to return New
Zealand and American scientists who had
completed a six-month scientific mission
to the icy continent.
CPL Neiberding said it was a quick but
"We were only there for an hour-and-
a-half to check in passengers and load
cargo but it was an amazing trip," he said.
"I remember the icebergs from the air-
craft window looked like a mosaic pattern
in the sea.
"Although it was minus 20 degrees cel-
sius, it wasn't that cold surprisingly due
to the very dry air. Even with my two kilo
snow boots, frostbite wasn't an issue."
LAC Fraser said when he got to
Antarctica he realised how much it was
"It was a fantastic experience," LAC
CPL Neiberding agreed.
"I feel privileged to have set foot in
Antarctica, considering less than 1 per
cent of the world's population have ever
been there," CPL Neiberding said.
"When I joined in 2006, I could never
have foreseen that a career in the RAAF
would have taken me there."
LAC Fraser said when he heard about
the Antarctica opportunity he applied
"Marc and I didn't know each other
but we happened to be on a course togeth-
were chuffed," LAC Fraser said.
Both said working with the New
Zealanders was a rewarding experience.
"I just loved it; we worked hard and
I gained so much professionally," CPL
LAC Fraser has returned to RAAF
Base Townsville, while CPL Neiberding is
now back at RAAF Base Darwin.
PAIR: CPL Marc
LAC Adam Fraser,
left inset, both
of 1AOSS, in
Antarctica while on
the Royal New
Zealand Air Force.
Links Archive May 9th 2013 June 6th 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page