A conversation with his brother-in-law led Corporal Barney Lelo to quit his civilian career as a trade assistant and welder and enlist in the Army in 2012.
Australia’s permanent memorial to the fallen in the Middle East was given some poignant additions in the lead-up to Remembrance Day.
For most soldiers on operations at Joint Task Force 633’s Camp Baird in the Middle East, downtime consists of gym time, watching movies and digital gaming.
It began as a group of tents on the outskirts of Kabul, growing to a sprawling campus of grey, besser-block buildings.
Major General Christopher Field has broken new ground in the Middle East with his deployment to US Army Central’s forward headquarters in Kuwait as the Deputy Commanding General – Operations, a first for the ADF.
A short-notice deployment saw RAN Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Peck trade Canberra’s freezing winter for a sweltering Middle-East Summer.
Leading Aircraftwoman Petrea Saunders, a Butchulla woman from Fraser Island, is proud to be representing Australia on Operations in the Middle East during National Reconciliation Week.
Sunshine Coast local Flight Lieutenant Hayley Moulds has soared into the history books becoming the first female pilot to captain an Air Force No. 33 Squadron KC-30A multi-role tanker transport while on deployment in the Middle East.
Defending HMAS Toowoomba while deployed for the first time on operations in the Middle East is an element of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Cyber Unit.
The Middle East is a long way from the lush tropical island Warrant Officer Class Two Nathan Sandow’s ancestors called home.