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An Australian Army soldier from Rifle Company Butterworth watches around a corner as Malaysian and Singaporean Army soldiers move to clear the next floor of the building during a joint urban operations activity in the Neo Tiew Training Area during Exercise Bersama Lima on 19 October 2016

Testing urban operations on Ex Bersama Lima

A group of soldiers got more than they expected when they deployed to Rifle Company Butterworth (RCB) this year.

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Australian Army soldier Corporal Andrew Jennings helps an Iraqi Army soldier to check his target during marksmanship training at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq.

Task Group Taji doubles training effort in Iraq

The Australian and New Zealand mission to support the Iraqi Army as it trains to defeat the Daesh terrorist group reached a peak in September.

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Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, DSC, AM, chats with Australian Army soldier Sergeant Cheyne Truelove and his wife, Christina, during the seventh annual Wounded, Injured and Ill Digger Forum at the QT Hotel, Canberra, on 18 October 2016.

Wounded injured and ill forum 2016

Wounded injured and ill soldiers and their families met Army’s senior leaders and Defence healthcare providers at CA’s Wounded, Injured and Ill Digger Forum in Canberra from October 17-19 2016.

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Australian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers undergo adventurous training in New South Wales as part of Exercise Pandaroo from 14 to 23 September 2016.

Bonds of friendship

Australian and Chinese soldiers forged strong bonds of friendship during challenging adventurous training in NSW on Exercise Pandaroo from September 14-23 2016.

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Australian Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, put the new Mark 47 L40-2 lightweight automatic grenade launcher through its paces during a live-fire training activity at the Joint Proof and Experimental Establishment near Port Wakefield, South Australia, in September 2016.

Light weight lethality - M47 trials are positive

Army’s new automatic grenade launcher was put through its paces during acceptance testing at the Joint Proof and Experimental Establishment in Port Wakefield, South Australia, during September 2016.

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Australian Army solider Private Jordan Neaves, from 5th Brigade, works with Forbes Shire council worker David Coleman to load sandbags onto a Unimog truck as part of the ADF’s contribution to flood relief operations in Forbes, NSW.

Flood of support for regional communities

ADF personnel in South Australia and NSW provided vital support to flood-affected areas in both states in the wake of severe weather in late September and early October.

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Australian Army soldiers begin integrations courses for the new Rheinmetall MAN trucks at RAAF Base Amberley and Greenbank driver training area in southern Queensland from 19 September 2016.

Mastering the MAN of the future

Truckies won’t need to demonstrate basic transport skills to get qualified on the new Rheinmetall MAN trucks with the start of integration into service courses now running at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland.

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RSL volunteers, ADF members, invited guests and celebrities work on the RSL care package production line at the 39th Operational Support Battalion, Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

50 years of care packs

For half a century, the RSL has been sending care packages to ADF members on operations around the world.

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Industry on display at Army Innovation Day 2016

For the third consecutive year, the Australian Army has invited industry to demonstrate their leading equipment, tools and enabling systems, at the annual Army Innovation Day held in Canberra today.

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Remains of six First World War soldiers identified

The Australian Army has confirmed the identification of a further six Australians from the 250 Australian and British World War One soldiers recovered from a mass burial site at Pheasant Wood in France in 2009.

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Air-land integration displayed at Exercise Jericho Dawn

The importance of Army and Air Force Conference interoperability in the joint battlespace was highlighted during Exercise Jericho Dawn.

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ADF tests air-land integration in the joint battlespace

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Australian Army, with support from Northrop Grumman, have successfully conducted a firepower demonstration and a combat team quick attack demonstration at Puckapunyal Military Area in Victoria as part of Exercise Jericho Dawn to display the powerful effects of integrated air and land operations.

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The Australian Army turns 115

The Australian Army turns 115

At home and on operations, the units and brigades of the Australian Army today paused to mark the anniversary of the formation of the Australian Army on 1 March 1901 and to commemorate 115 years of service to our nation.

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Exercise Morlancourt

UK-Australia Army Exchange Builds Capability

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Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) and Australian Defense Force Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, Headquarters U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General of Operations participating in a Jan. 17, 2013 Deputy Commanding General flying V Ceremony at the Historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Captain Craig Richardson and Warrant Officer Class 1 Jim Armstrong verify a potential violation in the Northern Sinai, Egypt

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Private Richards, Mentoring Task Force - Two, presents arms during the ANZAC Day dawn service in 2011.

In focus

The Australian Army is a large, diverse organisation that operates in Australia and overseas. In focus creates a greater understanding of Army by highlighting our professional activities and people.

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