The Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) recently audited Army’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, and the fleet passed with flying colours.
For many people, joining the Army and donning the uniform with the Australian flag emblazoned on it is a particular moment of pride.
Having supported two demanding 7th Combat Brigade training activities this year, troops from the 7th Combat Service Support Battalion (7CSSB) recently completed their own gruelling training.
While sailing on the Tasman Sea between Hobart and Bruny Island, Private Daniel Newman received a phone call asking about his availability to deploy to the Middle East.
It was watching videos of military flying that first piqued the interest of a young Lieutenant Jaime Spragge, who went on to qualify as a CH-47F Chinook helicopter pilot and earlier this year reached 500 flying hours.
Students from St Rita’s College in Brisbane were put to the test on the Gallipoli Barracks obstacle course recently.
Clearing a 4.7m-high bar at the Athletics North Queensland Championships gave pole vaulter Corporal Brodie Cross an automatic ticket to Australia’s largest annual athletics competition, the Australian Track and Field Championships, to be held early next year.
This year’s 150th anniversary of Australian artillery has given one master gunner an opportunity to reflect on his two decades of service and the changes he has witnessed.
The families of personnel from the 10th Force Support Battalion were given a taste of military traditions when they attended a regimental dining-in night last month.