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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. 

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.

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

The unfolding events in Afghanistan in the…

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.

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…

3 Brigade moving in on the foe

Amid blankets of dust and twisting mountain ranges, 170 vehicles and 1,200 soldiers move forward, covering an area of over 20 kilometres. At Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21), 3rd Brigade (3 Bde) is ramping up activities, taking ground…

War games begin in Bowen

A soldier posts a selfie with a barista in Bowen. He’s a member of the opposing force on Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21), and he’s playing an important role in a fictitious exercise scenario.

Show of strength for Talisman Sabre

The stage is set for the ADF and its United States (US) partners to undertake high-end joint land combat against a capable enemy force during the field component of Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21).  

New Chinooks boost heavy-lift capability

The ADF heavy-lift battlefield aviation capability has been boosted with the arrival of two new CH-47F Chinooks in Townsville. 

25th Anniversary of the Blackhawk Accident

Family, friends, survivors and soldiers gathered in Townsville today as the Australian Army commemorated the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Black Hawk accident, which claimed 18 lives.