Royal Australian Air Force maintainer, Sergeant David Thomson (right), assists an Australian F-35A pilot in preparing for a training mission at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA.

Get to know some of our first pilots and maintainers to work on Australia's F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, based at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA.

Corporal Cory Cochrane

Sergeant Brooke Saunders

Flight Sergeant Damien Gardiner

Flight Sergeant Wayne Wilson

Squadron Leader Red

Flight Lieutanant "Monas" Monaghan