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3 Australian Soldiers Killed, 2 Wounded In Insider Attack

Friday, 31 August 2012, 9:35 am | Defence Media Centre

Three Australian Soldiers Killed, Two Wounded In Insider Attack Three Australian soldiers have been killed and two wounded following an insider attack at Patrol Base Wahab in the Baluchi Valley region of Uruzgan. The attack occurred during the evening ... More >>

Australian Special Forces soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Friday, 10 August 2012, 9:51 am | Defence Media Centre

Australian Special Forces soldier wounded in Afghanistan An Australian Special Forces soldier has been wounded during an Afghan National Security Forces and Special Operations Task Group mission in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. The soldier received a gunshot ... More >>

Battle Of Guadalcanal Commemoration

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 9:07 am | Defence Media Centre

Battle Of Guadalcanal Commemoration Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today attended a memorial service in Solomon Islands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Guadalcanal. Held at the United ... More >>

Two Australian Soldiers Sustain Minor Wounds In Afghanistan

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 9:01 am | Defence Media Centre

Two Australian soldiers from the 3 RAR Task Group received minor wounds from an Improvised Explosive Device blast in Uruzgan province last week. More >>

HMAS Melbourne Transfers Security Operations to HMAS Anzac

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 2:30 pm | Defence Media Centre

HMAS Melbourne Transfers Maritime Security Operations to HMAS Anzac HMAS Melbourne has departed the Middle East Area of Operations after a successful six-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. Melbourne heads home to Fleet Base East in Sydney, ... More >>

HMAS Farncomb Celebrates Successful Sinking at RIMPAC

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 10:37 am | Defence Media Centre

HMAS Farncomb Celebrates Successful Sinking at RIMPAC The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb has successfully sunk a target ship, the 12,106-tonne former USNS (United States Navy Ship) Kilauea in Hawaii. Farncomb, ... More >>

Australian Navy Explores Alternative Fuel Use With U.S.

Monday, 23 July 2012, 11:38 am | Defence Media Centre

The Royal Australian Navy has signed an agreement with the US Navy to explore the increased use of environmentally friendly fuels. More >>

Mentoring Mission Changes Hands In Afghanistan

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 4:08 pm | Defence Media Centre

Mentoring Mission Changes Hands In Afghanistan TOWNSVILLE based soldiers are now training and mentoring the Afghan National Army’s 4th Brigade, 205 Hero Corps after a recent Transfer of Authority ceremony in Tarin Kot. A mentoring task force based ... More >>

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 11:23 am | Defence Media Centre

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who championed change Defence has acknowledged the role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have played in defending Australia at a memorial service held at the Australian War Memorial ... More >>

Afghan And Australian Special Operations Capture Insurgents

Friday, 15 June 2012, 1:40 pm | Defence Media Centre

Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) and Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) personnel have detained several key insurgents during counter-insurgency missions in May, including a number of suspected insurgent commanders. More >>

ADFA Cadet Charged

Monday, 28 May 2012, 3:08 pm | Defence Media Centre

A foreign cadet who is attending ADFA will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday 29 May in relation to an alleged incident involving acts of indecency at ADFA in early May. More >>

Joint Australian-Indonesian Operation on Illegal Fishing

Friday, 27 April 2012, 12:42 pm | Defence Media Centre

Illegal fishing has been the focus of a joint Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces operation that concluded in Darwin today. The third Australian-Indonesian coordinated maritime security patrol, AUSINDO CORPAT 2012, started in Kupang, West ... More >>

Exercise Bersama Shield 2012 - Partners In Peace

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 4:14 pm | Defence Media Centre

Exercise Bersama Shield 2012 - Partners In Peace Enhance Regional Security Australia and the other members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) have commenced Exercise Bersama Shield 2012. The Exercise promotes a shared understanding of procedures ... More >>

Afghan and Australian forces maintain pressure on insurgents

Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 5:20 pm | Defence Media Centre

Afghan and Australian forces continue to disrupt insurgent activities in southern Afghanistan, as the summer fighting season approaches. Recent missions have removed thousands of kilograms of drugs, improvised explosive devices, weapons caches, explosives ... More >>

Afghan and Australian Troops Continue Pressure on Insurgency

Friday, 30 March 2012, 9:01 am | Defence Media Centre

The Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) and Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) partnered operations continue to successfully disrupt insurgent networks and improve the security situation across southern Afghanistan. Recent operations ... More >>

Chinook Helicopters Return To Operations In Afghanistan

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 2:33 pm | Defence Media Centre

The Australian Defence Force’s CH-47 “Chinook” helicopters returned to duty in Southern Afghanistan, providing medium lift transport capability to Australian and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) units. More >>

HMAS Parramatta Seizes US$5 Million In Illegal Narcotics

Friday, 17 February 2012, 10:41 am | Defence Media Centre

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Parramatta has successfully seized and destroyed more than 240 kilograms of illegal narcotics. The narcotics with an estimated street value of US $5 million, were seized during an investigative boarding of a vessel in the ... More >>

ADF Aircraft On NSW Flood Mission

Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 4:02 pm | Defence Media Centre

The Australian Defence Force has tasked an aircraft to move humanitarian supplies to Moree last night at the request of the New South Wales Government and Emergency Management Australia. More >>

Mentoring Task Force–3 Heading Home

Friday, 27 January 2012, 4:16 pm | Defence Media Centre

Lead by the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), MTF-3 has seen significant improvement in the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) capability and confidence. The result is greater security across a larger footprint in Uruzgan Province. Commanding ... More >>

Black Hawk Helicopters Return To The Sky

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 11:28 am | Defence Media Centre

Army’s Black Hawk helicopters have returned to full flying operations following the lifting of the recent suspension. The suspension was put in place on 19 January following the identification of a number of fractured bolts during a routine maintenance ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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