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Women in Defence campaign launch
27 Mar 2015
The purpose of the Women in Defence campaign is to position the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as an attractive and attainable career option for women, in order to increase the propensity to consider the ADF amongst women, generate enquiries and applications and fill recruiting vacancies.
Protected Mobility Vehicle Team
23 Mar 2015
The Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) team of Force Protection Element – 3 (FPE-3) provides transport to Coalition advisors from the 205th Corps Coalition Advisory Team (205 CAT) in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The team is made up of Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) soldiers drawn from a range of Australian Army units. The Australian-led 205 CAT provides advice, training and assistance to the Afghan National Army’s 205th Corps headquarters staff at Camp Hero in Kandahar province.
Army help with Cyclone Marcia Clean-Up
23 Mar 2015
On 23rd February 2015, Engineer elements from the Townsville-based 3rd Brigade deployed to the Rockhampton area to assist Queensland State Emergency Service personnel, emergency management officials and local council personnel in the wake of Cyclone Marcia. The 100 strong Emergency Support Force (ESF) are operating in Yeppoon, Rockhampton and Mt Morgan areas to help remove debris, clear routes and restore access to isolated and heavily affected areas. The ESF are complementing Reservists from 31/42 Royal Queensland Regiment, who commenced work on 21st February 2015 under local disaster assistance arrangements.
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C-130J formation over NSW and ACT
23 Mar 2015
On 11 March 2015, No 37 Squadron (37SQN) flew a six-ship formation of C-130J Hercules transport aircraft on a tactical training flight over rural New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, and western Sydney. The purpose of the flight was to allow 37SQN to maintain currency in tactical formation flying as well as prepare for its role in forthcoming Operation SLIPPER Welcome Home Parades on 21 March 2015. The flight on March 11 was also an opportunity for 37SQN and Air Mobility Group to utilise a newly-installed Satellite Communications (SATCOM) capability, and demonstrate the C-130J airborne working environment to industry partners who support the aircraft.
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HMAS Tobruk prepares for Operation Pacific Assist19 Mar 2015The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was tasked to support Australian Government assistance to the people of Vanuatu following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam. HMAS Tobruk set sail to Vanuatu from the Port of Townsville in mid-march 2015, loaded with much needed supplies and ADF personnel, to help assist in the clean-up following the after math of Tropical Cyclone Pam. HMAS Tobruk is deployed under Operation Pacific Assist 2015, a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operation aimed at assisting the Government of Vanuatu.
LHD arrival time-lapse26 Oct 2012The LHD01 hull has been transported from Spain to Australia by a Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin. The trip has taken around eight weeks. The Dockwise owned Heavy Lift Ship, MV Blue Marlin has travelled around 10,000 nautical miles ( approx 18,520 km) to deliver the first LHD. The LHDs are the largest ships ever built for the Royal Australian Navy and will provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with one of the most capable and sophisticated amphibious ships in the world. The LHD will be floated off the Blue Marlin over the next two weeks and then towed into the BAE facility at Williamstown. The Canberra Class LHDs are bigger than Australia's last aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. When completed they will be more than 230 metres long, 27.5 metres high and weigh around 27,500 tonnes. Each ship can carry a combined armed battlegroup of more than 1100 personnel, 100 armoured vehicles and 12 helicopters and features a 40-bed hospital. The LHD is expected to be introduced into Royal Australian Navy service in 2014.26 Oct 2012
NUSHIP Canberra time-lapse09 May 2013This video is a time-lapse of the NUSHIP Canberra at it's current state of completion. It shows the arrival in Port Phillip Bay on 17 October 2012 through to the lifting of the superstructure onto the flight deck. This is the first of two LHD's to be built for the RAN and will deliver a sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious capability and will greatly strengthen Navy's contribution to the delivery of sea power and an expeditionary force.09 May 2013
HMAS Toowoomba Seychelles visit30 Apr 2013The crew of HMAS Toowoomba has been given the opportunity to indulge in some much needed down time following a port visit to the Seychelles. Toowoomba is currently assigned to the Middle East Area of Operation where it is part of a combined Maritime Force tasked with stopping the transit of illegal narcotics as well as weapons and to act as a deterrent to piracy within the area of operations.30 Apr 2013
Tarin Kot Combat Readiness30 May 2013Australian forces in Afghanistan have a conducted a joint Live Fire Exercise (LFX) at Tarin Kot, Afghanistan to maintain their combat readiness and enhance integration with Coalition forces under Combined Team Uruzgan (CTU). The activity involved United States UH-60 Blackhawks for troop insertion and Air Weapons Team (AWT) AH-64D Apache gunships firing on target areas designated by the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Task Group Joint Fires Team (JFT). Collaboration between ground and air assets increased skills in airmobile operations, directed engagements and helicopter entry and exit drills.30 May 2013
Multi Role Helicopter on CATA07 Jun 2013Army's newest rotary wing asset, the Multi Role Helicopter (MRH) 90 Taipan from Townsville based 5th Aviation Regiment (5AVN) participated in the 3rd Brigade (3BDE) Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA) over the period 09 May - 01 Jun 13. Operating alongside Blackhawks, Chinooks and the Darwin based 1st Aviation Regiment ARH Tigers, it is the first time that the MRH90 Taipan has participated in a combined field exercise. The MRH performed a number of roles during the CATA including troop movement, air lift and Aero-Medical Evacuation. The CATA has enabled 5AVN to perform a number of tests on the capability in the field environment whilst producing positive effects as a support asset in the combined arms environment.07 Jun 2013
Chief of Army's message regarding unacceptable behaviour by Army members13 Jun 2013Message from the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, to the Australian Army following the announcement on Thursday, 13 June 2013 of civilian police and Defence investigations into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by Army members.13 Jun 2013
Combined Arms Training Activity18 Jun 2013Over the period of 9 May to 1 June 2013 Townsville based 3rd Brigade (3BDE) conducted a Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA) in the Townsville Field Training Area (TFTA) in order to prepare for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE in July and the progression towards the Brigade's 'Ready' status in November. The CATA focused on the conduct of high end mid-intensity Foundation War Fighting with a number of Battle Group manoeuvre activities and Live Fire Exercises, including a brigade level live fire as the final activity. The scenario within the activity allowed for Battle Groups to move through two different missions with the second providing an opportunity for live fire.18 Jun 2013
Exercise Red Flag overview13 Feb 2015From 27 January to 13 February 2015, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will participate in Exercise RED FLAG 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Hosted by the United States Air Force (USAF), Exercise RED FLAG 15-1 will involve participants from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Utilising the Nevada Test and Training Range, participants will be exposed to one of the world's most advanced airborne training environments, and work together to overcome simulated threats in the air, from the ground, and in cyberspace. A total of 150 RAAF personnel will participate in Exercise RED FLAG 15-1, along with two C-130J Hercules transport aircraft and an AP-3C Orion surveillance aircraft.13 Feb 2015
Army VS Air force at Australian Services Rugby Championships20 May 2013The Australian Services Rugby Championship is an annual tri-service tournament held to determine the champion Defence Force rugby team. Held at Victoria Barracks and Coogee Oval, Sydney, seven matches will be played over three match days, with champion Men's and Women's teams crowned at the conclusion of the tournament. A combined Navy and Air Force Women's team is hoping to retain their title in the female competition, while Army Men are aiming to go back-to-back. At the end of the tournament Australian Services Rugby Union Men's and Women's teams will be selected, which will represent ASRU at tournaments held later in the year.20 May 2013
RAAF Base Edinburgh help at Biggest Morning Tea29 May 2013Members from RAAF Base Edinburgh volunteered their time to participate in the Cancer Councils Biggest Morning Tea in Rundle Mall Adelaide, one of their biggest fund raisers for the year. The Defence members handed out cups of Tea to members of the public in exchange for donations to the cancer council. This year was the third year members from RAAF Edinburgh have participated in this event in the city.29 May 2013
Blue Mountains Bicentenary Flyover30 May 2013On Saturday the 25th of May, 2013 a RAAF C-130J Hercules and the renowned RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team joined approximately 70 private aircraft as they took to the skies over the west of Sydney to commemorate the first crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813. Descendants of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, the first explorers to make the crossing, along with a number of private aircraft, congregated at RAAF Base Richmond before departing on a spectacular tribute to the three explorers.30 May 2013