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The Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Defence joins the entire Commonwealth in sorrow for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was the longest serving British sovereign and the impact of her reign has been immeasurable.

An …

Special Day for Army

Army marked its 121st year on March 1 with music and cake at Blamey Square near Army HQ in Canberra.

A message from the Chief of Army

Welcome back Army.

New Army Aviation Command Established

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr today announced the establishment of a new Army Aviation Command.

A boost for Army Health

On November 19, Army will take the first steps towards establishing a new health brigade – the 2nd Brigade – which will return to Army’s order of battle in 2023 after being disbanded in 1946.

Prepared for high-risk weather season

Days before an exercise to test their search-and-rescue skills, soldiers from the 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment (31/42RQR), found themselves on an urgent community-aid task, assisting police and SES to search for a…

Ten years of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin

On November 16, 2011, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and United States President Barack Obama announced an extension of Australia’s existing Defence alliance with the United States. 

A day to reflect and remember

Each year on Remembrance Day, Australians at home and abroad fall silent to remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in service to the nation.

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.