US Air Force Officer Soars Down Under

In Australia flying (F/A-18F) Super Hornets

When Maj. Thomas Larner commissioned in the U.S. Air Force, he knew he wanted to be a part of the fighter community. What he didn’t know was where that dream would take him.


“I remember attending my first air show in Philadelphia as a young boy, and thinking ‘man, I want to do that someday,’” Larner said. “I fell in love with fighters and pursued that dream. Now I’m serving as a weapon systems officer in Australia flying (F/A-18F) Super Hornets.”


Larner is serving with the Royal Australian Air Force No. 1 Squadron, based at RAAF Base Amberley, Australia, as part of the U.S. Air Force military personnel exchange program. The program allows service members the opportunity to integrate into military units of foreign allies through a one-for-one exchange of personnel.


Credit to : Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath Media Center – Japan