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Multinational force to the rescue

Saturday, 22 September 2012, 1:13 pm | Australian Defence Force

Multinational force to the rescue More than 100 participants from 26 nations took part in Tempest Express 21, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief planning activity, at the new Gallipoli Barracks Battle Simulation Centre, Brisbane, during ... More >>

Country soldier’s final journey home

Friday, 14 September 2012, 10:30 am | Australian Defence Force

Private Nathanael Galagher, known as a son of north-west New South Wales, was farewelled today in the country town of Pilliga. Family, friends and colleagues from the Australian Army’s 2nd Commando Regiment gathered in the town, which lies between Narrabri ... More >>

Fallen soldiers returned home

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 8:59 pm | Australian Defence Force

Five Australian soldiers killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan last week were returned home to their families and comrades today, at moving ceremonies at RAAF Base Richmond in Sydney and RAAF Base Amberley in Brisbane. More >>

Exercise Kakadu 2012 ships set sail

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 12:53 pm | Australian Defence Force

Exercise Kakadu 2012 ships set sail Fifteen ships with about 2,000 Defence personnel from seven Pacific nations set sail from Darwin Harbour for the military training Exercise Kakadu 12 on Sunday. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, ... More >>

Employers to visit Reserve employees in East Timor

Monday, 20 August 2012, 1:34 pm | Australian Defence Force

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator for Victoria Employers to visit Reserve employees in East Timor Employers today leave for East Timor, to work alongside their staff who are also Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists. As part of Exercise ... More >>

Exercise Pitch Black draws to a close

Friday, 17 August 2012, 1:14 pm | Australian Defence Force

Exercise Pitch Black 2012, Australia’s biennial air combat training activity, will conclude today after three weeks of offensive counter air and offensive air support operations that included large formations of multi-national aircraft over Northern ... More >>

Successful rotation for SOTG comes to an end

Saturday, 11 August 2012, 3:13 pm | Australian Defence Force

The most recent Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) rotation in Afghanistan has returned home after achieving significant success in recent months. More >>

Australian soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Saturday, 4 August 2012, 12:51 pm | Australian Defence Force

An Australian Special Forces soldier has been wounded during a mission conducted by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. More >>

Australian soldiers head home from Solomon Islands

Friday, 3 August 2012, 6:27 pm | Australian Defence Force

A team of approximately 85 Australian Defence Force personnel has returned home (3 August 2012) after a highly successful four-month deployment to Operation ANODE in Solomon Islands. More >>

Australian soldiers given final honour

Saturday, 21 July 2012, 2:45 pm | Australian Defence Force

Australian soldiers given final honour on 96th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today paid his respects to nine Australian World War One soldiers at a headstone dedication ceremony in Fromelles, ... More >>

Inquiry into the combat death of Private Matthew Lambert

Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 6:24 pm | Australian Defence Force

Defence has completed an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Private Matthew Lambert in Afghanistan on 22 August 2011. More >>

Australian soldier killed in Chorah Valley

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 11:55 am | Australian Defence Force

An Australian Special Forces soldier has been killed as a result of a small arms engagement in the Chorah Valley, Afghanistan, yesterday afternoon. More >>

RAAF Orion Provided Crucial Assistance in Rescue

Monday, 28 May 2012, 1:00 pm | Australian Defence Force

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion passing low overhead offered a new wave of hope for 49 Solomon Islanders stranded in life rafts with no sight of land last Saturday afternoon. More >>

Soldiers wounded in action return to Australia

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 6:58 pm | Australian Defence Force

Two of the Australian Special Forces soldiers wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan on 3 May 2012 have returned to Australia for further medical treatment. More >>

Army’s Abrams gets its first lift on board Air Force C-17A

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 6:30 pm | Australian Defence Force

For the first time, an Army M1A1 Abrams tank has been flown on board a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III transport. More >>

Chief of the Defence Force honours the fallen in Belgium

Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 2:50 pm | Australian Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley has honoured the sacrifice of Australian service men and women during the Last Post Ceremony at the historic Menin Gate in Belgium. More >>

HMAS Perth to Visit Wellington

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 9:36 am | Australian Defence Force

The RAN and the RNZN share a long and proud history which continues today as sailors selflessly serve their country in our immediate region and beyond. The ANZAC forces worked together during the Gallipoli campaign and continue to collaborate in the ... More >>

HMAS Warramunga to Visit Tauranga

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 9:35 am | Australian Defence Force

Fresh from conducting exercises with HMNZ Ships Te Kaha and Endeavour off the coast of Western Australia the Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Warramunga, will visit Tauranga for five days commencing 1000 24 April. More >>

HMAS Newcastle to Visit Auckland

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 9:32 am | Australian Defence Force

Fresh from conducting exercises with HMNZ Ships Te Kaha and Endeavour off the coast of Western Australia the Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle , will visit Auckland for five days commencing 1000 24 April. More >>

Alleged Sexual Assault at Royal Military College Duntroon

Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:20 pm | Australian Defence Force

Brigadier David Luhrs, Commandant of the Royal Military College, today addressed the media in Canberra in response to allegations of sexual assault at a private residence on the Duntroon Garrison. More >>

 

 

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