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Diamond shield brings together U.S. and Australian air force units together to support 
joint operations as part of the Royal Australian Air Force Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC). Similar to weapons school for U.S. Air Force pilots , the AWIC trains Airmen on valuable tactics techniques and procedures. Diamond Shield aims to test AWIC students on they're knowledge to this point as well as provide an opportunity to integrate with U.S. Air Force assets and Airmen.


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A maintainers with the 354th Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Diamond Shield 2019, March 27, 2019, at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown, Australia. US Air Force assets and Airmen are participating in Diamond Shield as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative which aims to enhance and strengthen ADF and US force elements ability to work together. Diamond Shield brings together U.S. and Australian air force units together to support joint operations as part of the Royal Australian Air Force Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC). Similar to weapons school for U.S. Air Force pilots , the AWIC trains Airmen on valuable tactics techniques and procedures. Diamond Shield aims to test AWIC students on their knowledge to this point as well as provide an opportunity to integrate with U.S. Air Force assets and Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo By Senior Airman Isaac Johnson)

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