While deployed overseas last year, mum-of-three Leading Aircraftwoman Svitlana Pogrebnyak made early morning phone calls to manage being away from her family.
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.
Two RAAF aircraft maintenance technicians in the Middle East have found a creative way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of RAAF No. 2 Squadron Canberra bomber A84-231 “Magpie 91” that crashed in jungle near the Laotian-Vietnamese border during the Vietnam War.
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).
More than 100 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deploying to Iraq were farewelled in Darwin on November 4.