A RAAF P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft has joined an international maritime security mission in the Middle East.
Admiral Christophe Prazuk said it was an honour to receive the Order of Australia.
Members of the RAAF have returned to Australia after completing the first air combat exercise on Japanese soil.
RAAF's biggest airlifters and key personnel have returned home after dominating air mobility goals for Exercise Mobility Guardian.
A ceremony marked the end of RAAF's training with two important regional partners.
Australian and Japanese fighter pilots swapped aircraft during an important exercise in Japan.
The Indonesian Air Force and RAAF gave thousands of Indonesians a close-up view of their aircraft.
Australian and US air force medical specialists were put to the test during Exercise Mobility Guardian.
Japan and Australia’s defence cooperation was evident when the Chief of Air Force took to the air in a Japanese fighter jet.
It was a first-of-its-kind refuelling between a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A with a United States Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt II.
Nine ships and more than one thousand sailors and officers will sail across Asia.
The Australian and Indonesian navies worked trained together to combat illegal maritime activities.