South East Queensland’s opportunity to shape Air Force’s centenary
17 November 2015
The South East Queensland community has the opportunity to shape The Royal Australian Air Force’s centenary activities which will occur in 2021.
Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies officially launched Air Force 2021 in Canberra this morning.
Senior Australian Defence Force Officer at RAAF Base Amberley Air Commodore Scott Winchester said the first stage of planning for Air Force 2021 was a community consultation period.
“RAAF Base Amberley has been a proud part of Ipswich for more than 70 years. Generations of Air Force men and women have served at Amberley and become involved in the local community,” AIRCDRE Winchester said.
“I anticipate many people in this region will have great ideas on how Air Force should mark this important milestone. I encourage everyone to visit the Air Force website and provide your suggestions.
“The vision for Air Force 2021 is a program of carefully selected events and initiatives that will honour the service and sacrifices of the last 100 years, demonstrate today’s highly capable force and foreshadow our continued evolution into the future. In particular, Air Force will use the centenary to inspire the next generation of officers and airmen and airwomen.”
RAAF Base Amberley is Air Force’s largest base, employing more than 5000 people. It is home to Combat Support Group Headquarters, the F/A-18F Super Hornets, C-17s and KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transports.
The community consultation period runs until 20 March 2016. Submissions for the centenary can be made at: www.airforce.gov.au/RAAF2021
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