The 2015 Defence Blood Challenge is from 1 September to 8 December. Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Australian Public Service employees compete over three months to achieve the highest number of donations.
Following on from the Royal Military College of Australia’s successful completion of the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Pilot Project in 2013, the Australian Army is undertaking to become an accredited organisation by 25 November 2015.
Army is a proud supporter of International Women’s Day. Celebrated annually on the 8 March, International Women’s Day recognises the social, political and economic contribution made by women to their societies and the world.
Three soldiers wounded in action are in the running for a race to the South Pole to be held in December. The 2013 Walking With The Wounded expedition will comprise of teams of service personnel from Australia, Canada, the US and the UK, all with physical or cognitive wounds sustained during active service.
In the past, the individual load carriage and personal protection systems employed by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have been sub-optimised to meet the requirements of the entire organisation. This has meant that there has been one type of combat uniform and limited types of body armour, irrespective of job or role.