The NSW Veterans Employment Program is offering an online two-day Veteran Employment Workshop. Registrations close soon.
In August 2020, Gwen Cherne was appointed as the first ever Veteran Family Advocate, representing the perspectives of veterans’ families in ongoing policy and decision-making across Government. In this profile, she discusses her background and priorities.
With a Doctorate in mechanical engineering and a specialisation in how fluids move around different materials, Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew is well credentialed for a career in the Navy.
Special Operations Command personnel from across the country have rallied to Australian Red Cross Lifeblood donor centres to donate blood and plasma as part of the Defence Blood Challenge.
More than 42 years of Air Force service has allowed Warrant Officer Stuart Matthews to tick over nearly seven million kilometres in the air.
Two RAAF aircraft maintenance technicians in the Middle East have found a creative way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of RAAF No. 2 Squadron Canberra bomber A84-231 “Magpie 91” that crashed in jungle near the Laotian-Vietnamese border during the Vietnam War.
The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide paid tribute to the lives of six fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy Reserve seafarers as their ashes were committed to the sea.
The Australian and Singapore navies have reunited at sea for the 25th iteration of Exercise Singaroo.
Imagine being in Year 8 when an announcement is made over the loudspeaker that your school has to close as it can no longer guarantee your safety.
A ceremony has been held at RAAF Base Amberley to welcome the safe return of No. 33 Squadron personnel from the Middle East region.
A KC-30A multi-role tanker transport carrying the squadron, which had just completed a two-week mandatory quarantine, was greeted with a water-arch salute from airfield firefighting vehicles, as well as by fellow squadron personnel and family members.
Under Operation Okra, No. 33 Squadron deployed rotations of a KC-30A and successive workforce to Air Task Group 630, providing air-to-air refuelling of Australian and Coalition aircraft. This deployment has been near continuous since September 2014.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said she was proud of the contribution made by the ADF as part of the Coalition to defeat Daesh in Iraq.
“Australia is a strong and consistent contributor to the Coalition and has been engaged since 2014 as part of our global responsibility to support peace and security operations,” Senator Reynolds said.
“Since the start of the threat posed by Daesh to peace and stability in Iraq, the Coalition has liberated nearly 110,000 square kilometres and around 7.7 million Iraqis are free from Daesh oppression.
“As the year-long deployment comes to an end, I commend the crews, personnel and supporting Defence staff for their dedication, resilience and ongoing professionalism, as we work with our global Coalition partners.”
In six years, No. 33 Squadron flew 11,332 hours and completed 1440 missions, offloading more than 47,000 tonnes of fuel to receiver aircraft from seven Coalition partner nations.