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Australian soldiers show Legacy pins that personnel are permitted to wear on Army general duty dress at certain times of year

Pins approved for general duty dress

Approved charity and commemorative badges can be worn under circumstances outlined in the dress manual
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A LCM8 carrying soldiers from Combat Support Element returns to HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Dawn 2014.

Exercise Sea Dawn 2014

Phase 2 of Exercise Sea Dawn 2014 continues joint training for the full spectrum of amphibious operations.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment soldiers parade in front of their armoured vehicles with Sergeant Courage, the unit’s wedge tail eagle mascot.

Alpha Squadron name their ASLAVs

Enacting a time-honoured cavalry tradition, the 87 members of Alpha Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment have christened their steeds at a naming ceremony held at Darwin’s Robertson Barracks.
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Troops from 2/14 Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) put the new Australian Light Armoured Vehicle Surveillance variant through its paces at Shoalwater Bay Training Area

Suite sees further than ever before

Corporal Nick Wiseman takes a look around the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle Surveillance variant, as 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) crews take them for a test drive during Ex Kosta River at Shoalwater Bay.
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Two soldiers perform on stage during The Long Way Home theatre production

'Broken' and in the Army

The Soldier Recovery Centre helped me get over my guilt for feeling like I was leaving my mates, Lance Corporal Craig Hancock writes.
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The commanding officer of the Force Support Unit lowers the flag as the unit prepares to return to Australia from Operation Slipper in the Middle East Area of Operations

Force Support Unit 8 tour complete

Force Support Unit 8 tour complete
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The Chief of Army promotes Francisco Babui to major - he's is the first indigenous major in the Army Cadet Corps' Northern Territory Battalion

Major Babui makes history

It was a proud day for Australian Army Cadet (AAC) Major Francisco Babui when he was promoted by Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison to become the first indigenous major in the AAC’s Northern Territory Battalion.
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Soldiers practise the actions to be taken when a patient requires medical attention

Students to save lives

Despite having both parents in the Air Force, a trainee medic at the triservice Army School of Health at Bonegilla, Victoria, decided to join the Army.
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Two majors from the Army Personnel Coordination Detachment look over their notes during a training session at HMAS Harman in Canberra.

Support to move on

Army Personnel Coordination Detachments help soldiers change from full-time to reserves or civilian life.
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International Women's Day at Army HQ

Women will make up almost 12 per cent of the Army by mid-year, CA Lieutenant General David Morrison said during his International Women’s Day address to personnel at Army HQ on March 7.
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Australian Army soldiers march in the welcome home parade, in Darwin.

Darwin welcomes home troops

The city of Darwin officially welcomed home the last formed body of Australian Defence Force personnel to serve in Uruzgan province with a parade through the city today, 1 March 2014.
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8/12 Regiment soldiers fire guns during the Bombing of Darwin commemoration service in Darwin.

8/12 remembers Darwin bombing

Four M2A2 Howitzer guns roared to life on The Esplanade, Darwin on Wednesday 19 February, re-enacting the moment in 1942 when Australian soldiers fought with valour against the first and largest enemy air attack on Australian soil.
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Discuss your intentions

Defence is putting its collective weight behind the importance of registering donation decisions on the Australian Organ Donor Register.
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PMKeyS Self Service available at home

Access to selected PMKeyS Self Service (PSS) employee menu items is now available at home through the internet.
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Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Natasha Ludwig presents Commander Joint Task Force 633 Major General Craig Orme with the Force Support Unit 8 pennant.

FSU 8 – job well done

Force Support Unit 8 (FSU 8) personnel are returning home after contributing to one of the largest logistics tasks in Defence history – the remediation of Multi National Base – Tarin Kot in Afghanistan.
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The Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, shakes hands with Doug Baird father of Corporal Cameron Baird, VC, MG, at the Victoria Cross investiture ceremony at Government House.

Corporal Cameron Baird, VC, MG, posthumously invested with the Victoria Cross for Australia

The Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, posthumously invested Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, VC, MG, with the Victoria Cross for Australia at a ceremony at Government House in Canberra on Tuesday, 18 February 2014.
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Corporal Cameron Baird, MG, awarded the VC

The Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, announced that Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, MG, has been awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia posthumously on Thursday, 13 February.
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Opening night of the play 'The Long Way Home'.

The Long Way Home officially opens

After months of preparation, Australian Defence Force members last night took to the stage in an Australian first, performing a new play with Sydney Theatre Company that reflects their personal experiences on Defence operations and the challenges they have faced coming home.
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Heavy lift ship, Blue Marlin, transports NUSHIP Adelaide throught the channel between Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean as they enter Port Phillip Bay.

NUSHIP Adelaide arrives in Melbourne

NUSHIP Adelaide arrived in Port Phillip Bay on Friday 7 February 2014, our second and final Landing Helicopter Dock Ship (LHD) to be delivered. The hull was transported from Spain to Australia by Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin.
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Australian Army Soldier shooting long range targets.

Going the distance – top shot on sniper course

After just three years as an infantryman, and having never picked up a gun before Army training, 7RAR’s Private Simon Lancaster has topped the combined run 5/7RAR sniper course.
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Free basic health care to all Defence families

The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, today officially launched the Government’s National Australian Defence Force (ADF) Family Health Program.
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Administrative changes for MEAO

Following a reduction in the size of Australia's commitment and the number of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in Afghanistan, Defence has reassessed and redefined operations in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).
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Australia Day in Dubai for Joint Task Force 633

Sailors, soldiers and airmen deployed as part of Joint Task Force 633 celebrated Australia Day at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, 26 January 2014.
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Australian Cadets depart for New Zealand

A contingent of 60 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force cadets left on Friday 24 January for New Zealand to take part in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New Zealand Cadets.
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An Australian Army soldier in Cambodia

FCU in Cambodia Recognised

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who served with the Force Communications Unit in Cambodia over 20 years ago have been recognised with a Meritorious Unit Citation in the 2014 Australia Day Honours.
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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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