New face for Australia’s Air Task Group
6 January 2015
Australia’s air strike operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continued unabated over December as the pressure from Iraqi Security Forces and the coalition continued to be applied.
Outgoing Commander Air Task Group (ATG) Air Commodore Steve Roberton expressed his confidence in the future success of the Air Task Group as he prepared to hand over command to Air Commodore Glen Braz.
“I am proud of the approach they have taken to the challenge of confronting ISIL through the prudent use of combat air power,” he said.
“It is sobering work, but our people are ready to continue to make a difference in 2015,” Air Commodore Roberton said.
The ATG is a comprised of approximately 400 personnel which operate RAAF F/A?18F Super Hornets, E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control and the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.