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Media Releases

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Australian Defence Force Training in Canberra

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will conduct training in the vicinity of the Majura Training Area, Canberra, from 01-04 March, 2021.

Updated Media Statement - Black Hawk Incident, Sydney Harbour 17 February 2021

Defence can confirm that at approximately 2:00pm on Wednesday 17 February 2021 an incident involving an Australian Army Black Hawk helicopter and a Defence-leased ferry occurred during counter-terrorism training on Sydney Harbour. 

Taking the First Shot in developing leadership

A live-fire exercise at the Greenbank Training Area in Queensland in the first week after the Christmas break provided infantry platoon leaders the opportunity to get to know each other’s leadership styles.

New Simulation Centre boosts warfighting capability - and Townsville economy

The close combat warfighting capability of the Australian Army has been strengthened by a $31 million Morrison Government investment in the delivery of a new, three-storey Armoured Vehicle Simulation Centre in Townsville.

Morrison Government to upgrade Army's amphibious capabilities

The Morrison Government will invest up to $800 million to acquire new fleets of Australian-built amphibious vehicles and landing craft that will be able to transport land forces with enhanced speed and protection.

A milestone deployment complete

Major General Cheryl Pearce has completed a milestone deployment to Cyprus as the first Australian Commander of the UN Peacekeeping force on the island. 

Serving the nation and seeing the world

For Sergeant Tim O’Brien, joining the Army meant serving his country and seeing the world.

Daughter driven by mother's example

Ask Trooper Aimee Doolan why she wanted to join the Army, and her answer is simple: it was the example set by her mother, Julie.

Springwood local on the march

For twenty-one-year-old Springwood local, Australian Army Officer Cadet James Boidin, the experience of living through the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires inspired his decision to join the Australian Army.

Wanneroo local on the march

Twenty-two-year-old Wanneroo local, Australian Army Officer Cadet Innes Lumsden, has had a busy end to a busy year.