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News and Media Releases

Army Supports 1000 Miles to Light Fundraising Ultramarathon

The Australian Army recently supported 1000 Miles to Light – a 1000 mile fundraising ultramarathon to raise awareness of youth mental health service ReachOut. 

A message from the Chief of Army to all who served in Afghanistan

The unfolding events in Afghanistan in the past weeks have been sudden and distressing. As well as feeling deep personal concern for those we know, these events challenge us as individuals and as an Army.

Exercise Talisman Sabre Officially Ends

After three weeks of intensive training and complex manoeuvres across three states, around 17,000 military personnel from seven nations are ready to say goodbye.

Statement – Private Jason Challis

On 10 May 2017, Private Jason Challis, a Rifleman with the 5th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, was killed during a training incident at Mount Bundey Training Area, in the Northern Territory.

US Marines assault airfield on Exercise Talisman Sabre

Townsville, Queensland - just as the last rays of light had retreated from the dry riverbed, a low rumble began to echo across the darkened landscape. The rumble grew to a roar as three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys, an American multi-mission tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical and short takeoff and landing capabilities, descended out of the dark sky and onto a landing zone several kilometers west of their primary objective.

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Welfare Support

Defence and the Department of Veterans' Affairs care about the welfare of all personnel involved in the IGADF Afghanistan Inquiry and are committed to ensuring there is access to support for individuals and their families.

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In Focus

Part-Time soldier training

Join the Army Reserve and enjoy a rich and rewarding extra dimension to your life and work, while contributing to the defence of Australia. Find an Army Reserve unit near you.

Our values & contract

Army’s cultural and ethical foundation is its values and the bonds of trust and respect between each and every person who joins in service to our nation.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day falls on the 25th of April each year. The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916.

National Institution Statement

The Australian Army is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected institutions. Army is embedded in Australia’s national story and we have an enduring connection to community and country.