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Something every generation of soldiers can identify with… hours spent on the firing mound applying marksmanship skills. #AustralianArmy soldiers must be skilled at many and varied tasks regardless of their role within the Army. Here, members of 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment conduct a range practice at Murray Bridge Training Area. #goodsoldiering #pigbattalion
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yesterday at 04:30. Facebook
See aircraft from #YourADF at the Avalon Air Show – 3 to 5 March – at Avalon near Geelong. #AustralianArmy aircraft such as MRH-90 Taipans, ARH Tigers, and Shadow 700 UAS will be in attendance. See you there! (Photo: SGT Janine Fabre)
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02/23/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
Never judge a book by its cover! This Australian Army Major neither drank liquor nor smoked. Not the typical Aussie Digger of the day, he was quiet and bookish preferring to read and discuss military history than play mess rugby. Short, chubby and wearing horn-rimmed glasses one would think he was the forerunner of today’s geek. But in 1966 after 16 years in the Army and at the age of 32,...
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02/23/2017 at 01:01. Facebook
LAND 400 Phase 2 - Risk Mitigation Activity - Crew Conversion Training.

The LAND 400 Project is the acquisition of new armoured vehicles for #TheAustralianArmy consisting of 225 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs) in seven variants to replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) which has served Australia well for over two decades. Two shortlisted contenders – Rheinmetall and BAE...
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02/22/2017 at 05:51. Facebook
When your GPS says ‘No Satellites’ what are you going to do? Go back to basics, that’s what! Navigation by compass and map is a key military skill. These Staff Cadets from Royal Military College – Duntroon’s third class are learning this skill at the Majura Training Area near Canberra as part of their 18 months of training. Royal Military College - Duntroon prepares Australian Army officers...
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The latest issue of Army News is out including great information and messages from our senior leaders. Also, for you history buffs, a great read about Op Bribie in Vietnam, 1967. Check it out online here:
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Our soldiers - Looking towards the future... remembering our past. 1st Brigade - Australian Army soldiers show modern artillery to veterans of the Bombing of Darwin.
Storming the Beach with our allies! - When you’re a member of The #AustralianArmy, you’re a member of a team. A team with the other services of #YourADF such as the RAAF and RAN, and as a member of a coalition team with our allies. To ensure we maximise our ability to do our job, we continuously work together on exercises such as this combined joint amphibious landing exercise with the US...
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Great to see #YourADF with our Kiwi cousins enabling the Iraqis in securing their country. Australian Army members of Task Group Taji train Iraqi police in military skills such as patrolling and marksmanship to defend their homeland against Daesh. #DefeatDaesh [ Defence.gov.au Link ]

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In 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese and thousands of Australian service personnel were surrendered to the enemy to spend the next three years as prisoners of war. The Governor General of Australia His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd), Minister for Veterans’ Affairs the Honourable Dan Tehan MP, Major General Simone Wilkie AO, and Kaye Baird, mother of CPL...
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On 19 Feb 1942, Darwin was bombed in the first of 97 air attacks on Australia. Led by the aerial mastermind of the Pearl Harbour attack, and flying from the same carriers used in that action and bases in Timor, Captain Mitsuo Fuchida led 188 carrier-based aircraft and 54 land based bombers that bombed military and civilian targets. 1st Brigade - Australian Army assisted with the commemorative...
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7th Brigade - Australian Army soldiers of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment assist Legacy Brisbane in doing a ‘Backyard Blitz’- style refurbishment of a Legacy widow. Mrs Olga Reynold’s husband – former gunner with 105th Battery RAA and Vietnam veteran – passed away in 2011. 105 Bty served with 1RAR and 173d Airborne in Bien Hoa and then in Nui Dat in 1966 supporting 6 RAR in the...
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#YourADF nurses are renowned for their dedication and professionalism. Today we remember those #AustralianArmy nurses who – whilst tending to wounded soldiers and civilians – were killed by enemy action on the SS Vyner Brook on 14 Feb 1942 and the survivors that were executed on Bangka Island two days later. The Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremonies today and Thursday commemorate...
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1st Brigade Individual Skills Enhancement Training.

1st Brigade - Australian Army conduct training with our American allies prior to deploying as mentors to the Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA). Individual Skills Enhancement Training (ISET) consists of integrated close combat techniques and advanced close quarter battle skills provided through theory and practical training....
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Australia’s Federation Guard participates in The Australian War Memorial’s commemoration of the nation’s sons and daughters who have fallen in the service of their country. The #AWMemorial ‘s Last Post Ceremony - commencing at 4:55pm - is a moving tribute to their sacrifice where each day a member of #YourADF reads the biography and circumstances of a serviceman or woman’s death. This is...
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#YourADF Women Make AFL History. Four ADF servicewomen will make history this weekend with mate-against-mate contests in the inaugural #aflwomens competition. The Adelaide Crows' run-on side will include a member of the #AustralianArmy - Heather Anderson - and a member of the RAN - Rhiannon Metcalf - up against the Sydney Giants' team which will also include an Army member, Clare Lawton....
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Australia's Federation Guard and the Australian Army Band will be helping Canberrans celebrate Australia Day tomorrow at Commonwealth Park, Lake Burley Griffin. For more information, go here: [ Act.gov.au Link ]
CDF has announced a change of command in the Middle East. MAJGEN Frewen has had the baton passed to him by AVM Innes. Good luck and Good Soldiering, General. #yourADF
The Australian Army welcomes new members to its family, the family of green. 138 new Staff Cadets at Royal Military College - Duntroon are welcomed by the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ben Passmore.
The first Royal Military College leadership and management scholarships were awarded this week at a ceremony in Canberra. The new officer candidates are taking their first steps to becoming Australian Army officers. The Royal Military College – Duntroon is one of the world's best officer training institutions and it will provide the officer candidates with the foundation they need to develop...
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