FEBRUARY 2006, ISSUE 67
OUR MISSION: To carry out military air operations to advance New Zealand’s security interests, with professionalism, integrity and teamwork.
OUR VISION: We will be an Air Force that is the best in all we do. He Tauarangi matou ko te pai rawa atu i to matou mahi katoa.
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TRIAL BY FIRE: LAC Adam Wilson during the fire training.
AFN67 FEBRUARY 06
WGCDR John Neal has attended Power Flying Camps for 27 years.
4 CONTRACTS EXTENDED Chief’s are staying
15 TWO SERVICES, ONE SQUADRON New No. 6 Squadron
4 DSS COMMENDATION Ms Sue Scott
19 4000 HOURS Time keeps on ticking
5 WHAT’S IN A WORD? Takitini
20 TRIAL BY FIRE Advance Trade Training
6 FACILITIES CONTRACT Progress in motion
24 ICE MILESTONE P3 in Antarctica
7 NEW PR MANAGER SQNLDR Glen Davis
27 CADETS Special Olympics
8 NEW YEAR HONOURS RNZAF personnel commended
28 FLYING HIGH Cadet Flying School
10 FIRST IMPRESSIONS RAF personnel arrive
30 OBITUARY CPL Tisdall
13 EX DEEP SABRE No. 5 Squadron
31 OBITUARY AVM Stratton
14 CO REPORTS 2005 reviews
32 OBITUARY SQNLDR Hanna (RAF)
W W W. A I R F O R C E . M I L . N Z
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE
CAREER CHOICE: Cadets Greg Branson and Daniel Russell at ATC’s annual Aviation Course.
AC BRAD HANSON OH 05-0656-33
P-3 ORION ON ICE
NO. 6 SQUADRON
CADET S e a s o n s G r e e t i n g s F L Y I N G S C H O O L
33 SPORTS Touch, Netball, Kepler Challenge