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Meritorious Unit Citation – Rwanda

Australian Service Contingents 1 and 2 who served in Rwanda on Op Tamar from 1994 to 1996 are now entitled to wear a Meritorious Unit Citation, as of 25 July 2019.

A Legend would be Born – by Jim Poland

We hit the beaches early, rowed in through the waves
Looked for cover that wasn’t there
Saw the wounded piling up, pitied the blokes we couldn’t save
And cursed the wretched army gear
With the Dawning of this new day a legend would be born

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Position Vacant – Advertising Sales Manager

CONTACT is seeking an Advertising Sales Manager for our multi-platform, Internet-based, niche-audience publishing business.

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Ballarat home from Middle East mission

Family, friends and VIPs welcomed the return of HMAS Ballarat to Australia following her highly successful nine-month Middle East deployment.

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Navy takes a break from Middle East patrols

Australia is taking an extended break from Middle East patrols, with no replacement for HMAS Ballarat expected until next year.

Commandos storm Sydney ferry

Exercise MARS RAT was a recent shakeout for Sydney-based Tactical Assault Group-East – the ADF’s “in extremis” counterterrorism force from the 2nd Commando Regiment.

KC-10 air-to-air refuelling over Queensland

Media were invited to fly on a USAF KC-10 air-to-air tanker and CONTACT stringer Christabel Migliorini was only too happy to represent us.

Lockheed Martin to build more HIMARS

Lockheed Martin will produce a new run of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems for the US Army, US Marine Corps, Romania and Poland.

MinDef visits troops/leaders in Middle East

Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds visited Australian troops in the Middle East and met with key military and civilian leaders this week.

Boss Lift looks healthy for Talisman Sabre

Ex Boss Lift flew employers of RAAF health-specialist reservists from across Australia to observe military health services in the field.

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Aussie VC going to Ireland

The Australian Army Museum of Western Australia and the Australian Army History Unit has loaned Sergeant Martin O’Meara’s Victoria Cross to the Republic of Ireland for 12 months.

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Nationwide Masterclass Series – Mental Health Strategies for First Responders

Developing and Implementing Preventative Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategies for First Responders Masterclass is an opportunity to review processes and policies for the mental health and wellbeing of staff.

More Marines land in Darwin

Marine Rotational Force-Darwin reached a major milestone this week with the reaching a total force strength of 2500.

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New safety apparel for AAFC aviators

A trial of hi-visibility airside attire is currently underway on an Air Force Cadets gliding camp at Balaklava, South Australia.

Flight of her life (thus far) for Air Force Cadet

One Air Force Cadet recently had the privilege to step up from a DG-1000S glider to a Pilatus PC-9/A, for the flight of her life (thus far).

Unique Military History Cruise

A five-night Military History Cruise will set sail on 1 December. If you book, tell them CONTACT sent you, then tell us about the experience.

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