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A Message from the Chief of Army - Anzac Day 2021

The Chief of Army's message ahead of Anzac Day 2021. 

Chief of Army Symposium 2021

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, today officially opened the inaugural Chief of Army Symposium (CAS) at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland. 

7th Combat Brigade again answers the call for help

Around 200 members from the 7th Combat Brigade have departed Gallipoli Barracks for Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour as part of Op NSW Flood Assist 2021.

Army Celebrates 120 Years of Service to the Nation

Today the Australian Army celebrates its 120th birthday and soldiers around the nation and overseas will reflect on Army’s past and future.

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.