Minister for Defence - Minister for Defence meets with Amberley personnel

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

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  • Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
  • Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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7 April 2016

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today met with personnel at RAAF Base Amberley.

Accompanied by Senator Joanna Lindgren, Senator for Queensland, Minister Payne said it was an important visit.

“RAAF Base Amberley is a significant base, which will grow into the future with the arrival of the EA-18G Growler and the transition of the C-27J Spartan from RAAF Base Richmond.

“I also had the opportunity to view a C-17A Globemaster, which the men and women of Air Force are using to provide significant assistance to Fiji after their devastating cyclone.

“I was impressed by the professionalism and high standards of training by Air Force personnel,” Minister Payne said.

RAAF Base Amberley is a growing base and a logistics hub for the Australian Defence Force in Queensland.

It is home to the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport, C-17A Globemaster, F/A-18F Super Hornet and a range of combat support units, including medical, security and air-load teams which are critical to ensuring RAAF can achieve its mission.

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Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s Office) 0429 531 143

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