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.
It began as a group of tents on the outskirts of Kabul, growing to a sprawling campus of grey, besser-block buildings.
The flag of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR), is flying high on operations in the Middle East.
In just two years Central Coast local Ashleigh Deguara lost 35kg, joined the Australian Army, and is now in Afghanistan protecting other soldiers as a Guardian Angel.
Leading Aircraftman Matthew Shomali has been crowned “Airman of the Rotation” during his first ADF deployment to the Middle East with the sixth iteration of the Expeditionary Airbase Operations Unit (EAOU).
Life in Afghanistan on Operation Highroad as part of NATO’s Resolute Support mission is being disrupted by COVID-19.
Corporal Iliona Mathers said his Indigenous culture helped build the right mindset for a successful military career.