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Vale AVM (Retd) Brenton Jack Espeland AM

Brenton, ‘Brent’ as he was commonly known, was a retired senior RAAF officer and a former Deputy Chief of Air Force – the second most senior appointment in the RAAF. Sadly, Brent passed away on September 29th, 2017 following a short battle with cancer. He was aged 69 years.


75th Anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan MP today encouraged Australians to pause and reflect on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay.

The Battle of Milne Bay, from 25 August to 7 September 1942, saw a Japanese amphibious landing defeated for the first time in the Second World War, and marked a turning point during the Papuan campaign.


Taxation treatment of superannuation income streams

It has been a longstanding feature of the Australian superannuation system that military personnel and military invalidity pensioners are subject to tax on their superannuation income streams.

Read the joint media release from the Hon Dan Tehan MP & the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP


Vale Peter Isaacson AM DFC AFC DFM

The following is a retrospective of the man that for many years fulfilled the task of being our Patron . The roll that will be difficult to fill as the likes of Peter Isaacson don't grow on trees.


Air Task Group personnel enjoy Christmas Day

Members of the Air Task Group pause from their busy workload to celebrate Christmas Day 2016 with a Bar B Que breakfast served to fellow members and coalition partners at the base Dining Facility and participate in distribution of care packages.


AFC Centenary WW1 Commemoration held at Point Cook on November 13th, 2016

The Division’s AFC Centenary WW1 Commemoration held at Point Cook on November 13th, 2016 was indeed a milestone event for the Association and Air Force.

The event received wide acclaim from serving and former serving members and others who attended.

A highlight of the ceremony was the insertion of a capsule containing a scroll with the names of 11,401 AFC and RAAF personnel who lost their life on operational service