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6 Wing Air Force Cadets support ADF Careers Expo

A select band of Australian Air Force Cadets from South Australia’s No 6 Wing were on duty at the 2017 ADF Careers Expo in Adelaide on 26-27 May.

CAPTIONThe 6 Wing Public Affairs Team for Day 2 – Cadet Corporal Alexander Barrott-Walsh, 619 Squadron, Seaford; Pilot Officer (AAFC) Dennis Medlow, 604 Squadron, Hampstead Barracks; Cadet Corporal Courtney Semmler and Cadet Sergeant Emma Durbridge, 608 Squadron, Gawler. Also on the team but not in photo was Cadet Corporal Daniel Van Wyngaarden, 619 Squadron. Photo by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig.

Defence Force Recruiting Adelaide incorporated the booths for the Air Force Cadets and Army Cadets into the various Defence static displays and recruiting stands as part of a fully-integrated showcase of career pathways.

The Air Force Cadets’ stall was a simple display – no frills and no gimmicks – just cadets talking from the heart about their experiences in the AAFC – their own personal journeys of growth and development.

The 6 Wing Public Affairs Team for Day 1 – Cadet Corporal Benjamin Grillett, 602 Squadron, Woodside Barracks; Cadet Corporal Alexander Barrott-Walsh, 619 Squadron, Seaford; Aircraftman (AAFC) Kieran Wandel, 604 Squadron, Hampstead Barracks; Cadet Corporal Courtney Semmler, 608 Squadron, Gawler; and, Cadet Corporal Anthony Sanchez, 604 Squadron. Also on the team but not in the photo was Cadet Corporal Mattia Jukic, 601 Squadron, Keswick Barracks, and Flight Lieutenant Kev Smith, 604 Squadron. Photo by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig
The 6 Wing Public Affairs Team for Day 1 – Cadet Corporal Benjamin Grillett, 602 Squadron, Woodside Barracks; Cadet Corporal Alexander Barrott-Walsh, 619 Squadron, Seaford; Aircraftman (AAFC) Kieran Wandel, 604 Squadron, Hampstead Barracks; Cadet Corporal Courtney Semmler, 608 Squadron, Gawler; and, Cadet Corporal Anthony Sanchez, 604 Squadron. Also on the team but not in the photo was Cadet Corporal Mattia Jukic, 601 Squadron, Keswick Barracks, and Flight Lieutenant Kev Smith, 604 Squadron. Photo by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

The 6 Wing Public Affairs Team interacted with the public and collected expressions of interest, but also had the opportunity to engage with Defence and Recruiting personnel.

Among them was Adelaide local Major Genevieve (Gen) Rueger of the Specialist Recruitment Team for Women within Defence Force Recruiting.

Major Rueger, Australian Army Aviation Corps, is a Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk pilot who has flown with the Special Operations and Counter Terrorism Helicopter Squadron, in support of ground troops and Special Forces, and on international operations from Papua New Guinea to East Timor and Afghanistan.

She has completed over 1500 hours flying S-70 Black Hawk, B206 Kiowa, AS350 Squirrel and R44 Robinson helicopters – a long journey from her early school years in the Adelaide Hills.

Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig, 6 Wing Public Affairs & Communication Officer, said, “The AAFC is very grateful to Defence Force Recruiting Adelaide for offering us the opportunity to join them and for providing us with an invaluable degree of exposure at a very high-profile public event”.

 

Major Genevieve Rueger and Petty Officer Denise Whiting delivering a “Women in the ADF” presentation. Photo by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig.
Major Genevieve Rueger and Petty Officer Denise Whiting delivering a “Women in the ADF” presentation. Photo by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig.

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  • 28/05/2017 at 2:52 pm
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    The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation which operates in a military and aviation environment. For recruitment enquiries in South Australia (for cadets or for adult staff instructors) pls contact: paco.6wg (at) aafc.org.au
    Aviation instructors are always in demand.

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