Air Force Wraps Up Training in Top End Skies

More than 2000 personnel, 100 aircraft and the next generation of Air Force Air Warfare Instructors are returning to their home bases after being tested to the limit during Exercise Diamond Storm in the Northern Territory.

The exercise is the final stage of an intensive three-phase Air Warfare Instructor Course that assesses candidates in academic and practical activities spanning six months.

Exercise Director, Group Captain Matt McCormack, said a strong cadre of personnel capable of integrating warfighting functions across a range of specialisations will graduate.