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"Fusion week" at RAAF College



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EFENCE press release iPARTMENT OF DEFENCE CANBERRA

SUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER. 1976. ;

"FUSION WEEK" AT RAAF COLLEGE

Officers from the United states Air Force, the Royal

New Zealand Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force will

meet in Canberra for a week, starting on Monday, September 13.

They are attending:"Fusion Week", an annual get-

together at the RAAF Staff College, Fairbairn.

Twenty officers frbm the RNZAF Command and Staff

College will arrive at Fairbairn Air Base in a RNZAF Hercules

on Monday morning.

The United States Air Force contingent will include

Brigadier General Don Payne, U.S. Pacific Air Force Inspector

General, USAF officers from the United States Embassy, and 17

USAF officers on exchange duty with the RAAF in Australia.

The United States Ambassador, Mr James W. Hargrove,

will address the officers on Friday. • : . . · ·

The hosts for "Fusion Week" will be the Commandant

of the RAAF Staff College, Group Captain John Gibbins, and

staff and students of the college.

During the week, the officers will analyse topics

of mutual defence interest to the ANZUS nations.

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Further Enquiries: Barry Custance 65 2999 (office hours) ; 81 0424 (after hours)