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.
The war memorial in Auburn, South Australia, honours soldiers from the district that died in World War I.
Army reservist Private Varun Marwaha is bringing his professional skills to his role as a soldier.
The skills of Army reservists have been in demand in recent years after devastating fires and floods across the nation.
At the School of Infantry, where tactics and weapons are bread and butter, one soldier is working through a different type of education.
Lance Corporal Brendan Cox first experienced military life, taking part in Army’s Gap Year program in 2008, looking for adventure and change in lifestyle before attending university.
When she isn’t busy doing freelance marketing, running her own online business, and being a mum to two young girls, Leigh Smith spends her time learning new skills as a part-time public affairs officer in the Army Reserve.
Private Daniel Saumaitoga, from Narwee in NSW, said his first deployment, which was on Operation NSW Flood Assist, was an eye-opening experience.
An Army reservist from 1st Military Police Battalion has been recognised for his prolific volunteering for military and community service with an Australia Day Medallion.
As an Army reservist for more than 20 years, Sergeant Darrell Byron has been part of many deployments throughout his career.