Airfield Defence Guards the backbone of ground combat force
AN AIRFIELD Defence Guard isn't just a security detail. In many ways it's our nation's last line of defence against a hostile invader.
Airfield Defence Guards (ADGs) are highly trained to deal with all sorts of situations; from assisting with natural disasters right through to infantry assault and rocket attacks.
They provide the specialist ground defence force required to protect air power assets from the effects of hostile action in and around Air Force Bases both in Australia and overseas.
They form the backbone of the Air Force's ground combat force; protecting infrastructure and personnel against attack by enemy ground forces a number of kilometres from the airfield perimeter.
They also instruct other Air Force personnel in relevant ground defence techniques.
ADGs live and work as a team, normally in tightly-bonded groups of five to 10 men. Some typical tasks performed by ADGs are: vehicle and foot patrols over extended periods in and around airfields, and through arduous, vegetated or urban terrain in all extremities of weather.
ADGs regularly participate in Unit, Air Force, Joint and Coalition exercises that help validate and enhance their specialist skills.
Posts to Amberley include:
- Aircraftman DAVID ROINE. Formerly fruit picker and a concreter, David Roine is from Caboolture.
- Aircraftman TAVIS FRIEDRICHS. Tavis worked as a slaughter man for 12 years before working as a metal fabricator.
- Aircraftman KEEGAN WILLIAMS. From Wagga Wagga, Josh worked at Super Amart.
- Aircraftman MICHAEL EDOUARD. Michael is from Melbourne and he worked as a salesman at Kia Motors.
- Aircraftman KWANELE DIALLO. Kwanele Diallo is from Guinea and worked as a personal trainer and waiter.