Flying low over the desert, Army Captain Chloe Pinheiro looks down and doesn’t think of exploring it by camel; she thinks of driving across it in an Australian light armoured vehicle.
Far from an infantry battalion back in Darwin, sniper supervisor Sergeant Troy Wyley is applying his steady hand to training those less experienced with advanced weapons handling on Operation Mazurka in Egypt.
The backbone of Operation Mazurka, chief clerk Sergeant Stephanie Brooks, wields a keyboard to keep our troops on track.
Sergeant Patrick Kelly can still remember the first thing his new boss said when he got off the plane in Egypt.
Personnel representing seven nations marched using their own drills when they entered a parade ground in Egypt to the beat of Fijians with snare drums.
A passion to follow in the footsteps of a beloved family member was the impetus for Squadron Leader Adrian Rodgers to serve the nation.
Sergeant Jared Convery, of the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, deployed to Operation Mazurka in August as a security sergeant at South Camp in the Sinai, Egypt.
Australian Major General Simon Stuart has completed two and a half years as Force Commander of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
He has handed command to Major General Evan Williams, of the New Zealand Defence Force.
Major General Stuart said Australia had a long history of supporting the MFO and was one of only 13 nations contributing personnel to the peacekeeping operation.