Three generations of men from the same family have served with Victoria’s 4th Brigade, and this Father’s Day, the brigade is celebrating the Beales family, along with all the other fathers in the Australian Army.
As a musician in the Air Force Band, Leading Aircraftman Callum Moncrieff is used to wearing many hats.
Leaning on and sharing experiences with other Defence families is key to managing work-life balance, Corporal Jeremy Lewin says.
This year, Father’s Day will be an emotional time for Air Force air battle manager Flight Lieutenant Michael Earle.
For Leading Aircraftman Andrew Thompson, an aircraft technician at No. 36 Squadron, this Father’s Day falls close to only daughter Maddison’s first birthday.
If previous years are anything to go by, it’ll be cuddles, breakfast and presents this Father’s Day for Corporal Justin Starrenburg, but he’ll tell you every weekend is special because that’s when he gets to spend time with his family.
Every now and then you hear a story that sticks in your mind and that was the case for Warrant Officer Mike McDonnell when he met Sergeant Shawn Grimshaw after Sergeant Grimshaw posted into No. 23 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley earlier this year.
When Brisbane-based soldier Corporal Joshua Border joined the Australian Army in 2010, he certainly didn’t imagine that two of his big firsts in life would happen at the same time.