24 July 2009
Surveillance in the outback
Personnel from No. 41 Wing are in Timber Creek, 250km southwest of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, with the Tactical Air Defence Radar System (TADRS) to monitor participating aircraft in Exercise Talisman Saber.
Leading Aircraftwoman (LACW) Bree Sandwith, a Communications Electronics Fitter from No. 41 Wing, performs a function test on a radio inside a communications cabin deployed to Timber Creek during Exercise Talisman Saber 09. (rear) Corporal Justin Cunnold, Comminications Electronics Technician monitors the radio test and refers to the instruction manual for any troubleshooting.
Pictured is the Tactical Air Defence Radar System (TADRS), set up at Timber Creek for surveillance during Exercise Talisman Saber.
(L-R) Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Jason Cain, (seated) Sergeant Michael Mildren and LAC Adam Ward are the Communications Electronics Technicians responsible for maintaining the operating equipment that is deployed to Timber Creek for the Tactical Air Defence Radar System deployment during Exercise Talisman Saber 09.
(L-R) Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Aaron Miller, Corporal Simon Vrieze and LAC Paul Maciejewski, all from No. 41 Wing, are part of the team deployed to Timber Creek for Exercise Talisman Saber working with the Tactical Air Defence Radar System.
Popping their heads out for a 'breather' are (L-R) Corporal (CPL) Michael Jones, CPL Adam Walley and Leading Aircraftman Rohan Davidson, making up part of the team working out of the Communications Tent for the Tactical Air Defence Radar System (TADRS) deployment to Timber Creek during Exercise Talisman Saber 09.
I'm keeping an eye out for you - Leading Aircraftwoman (LACW) Oceana Gerber, Medic from 3 Expeditionary Health Support Squadron RAAF Richmond, is deployed to Timber Creek with No. 41 Wing Tactical Air Defence Radar System personnel to provide medical suppport. LACW Gerber has provided personnel an "Info from your Medics" board providing tips and tricks and emergency procedures such as how to stay hydrated and what to do in the event of a snake bite. Fortunately for LACW Gerber, the biggest emergency procedure she has had to deal with has been chapped lips.