In a rare peace-time activity, more than 40 Army clerks from across Victoria were brought together to reconcile the pay and allowances of personnel tasked on Operation Bushfire Assist.
Not for the first time since the bushfire crisis began, the Army has come to the aid of the Bega Valley region.
At 6am on February 20, sappers from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment checked their axes and chainsaws, ready to start work clearing decimated trees along a fire-damaged trail in the Snowy Mountain region of Victoria – a region famous for its depiction in the classic Banjo Patterson poem The Man from Snowy River.
A competition between military and banking personnel produced collaborative results when Army took on National Australia Bank (NAB) in a cyber-security challenge.
Twenty-one Indigenous recruits enlisted into the RAN on February 13, as part of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.
Lieutenant Hannah Phelps has one of the more interesting weather forecasting jobs in the Navy, providing meteorological support at Casey research station, Antarctica, for Operation Southern Discovery during this austral summer period.
When Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve staff raced to save some of Australia’s most endangered species from the threat of bushfire in late January, there was little time left to prepare the facilities and historical sites in the reserve.
You couldn’t wipe the smile from James Roodt’s face when the Australian Defence Force Academy temporarily inducted him as its youngest ever trainee officer.