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LCPL Dylan Hart training Iraqi forces
23 Mar 2017
Lance Corporal Dylan Hart has set himself a goal of learning five new Arabic words a day during his deployment with Task Group Taji 4. He’s in Iraq for six months commanding a force protection element and training Iraqi soldiers for their fight against Daesh
Exercise Thunder Run and Boars Walk
16 Mar 2017
Infantry, Artillery and Engineers from 1st Brigade have been put through their paces during Exercise THUNDER RUN and BOARS WALK, a live fire exercise conducted in Cultana Training Area near Port Augusta, South Australia, from the 7th to 19th of March 2017. Exercise THUNDER RUN and Exercise BOARS WALK are a combined arms exercise that involved soldiers conducting activities such as indirect fire practices including a danger close fire mission, small arms practices, and a high explosive range packages. The exercises have involved members of 8/12th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery; 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; and the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Shooting Skills training
08 Mar 2017
Australian Army soldiers from Townsville's 3rd Brigade are receiving advanced combat shooting skills training at Mount Stuart military training area from 6 - 10 March 2017. The training, conducted by School of Infantry instructors, is using innovative teaching techniques with the latest shooting range technologies to provide the regular infantry soldiers with a near-real immersive combat environment to develop combat shooting skills. After the five-day course, the 3rd Brigade soldiers will continue to impart their knowledge to their sections before deploying to Iraq later this year.
Soldier for a day at Gallipoli Barracks
08 Mar 2017
About 30 employees from Defence support organisations became a soldier for a day during Exercise Diamond Warrior at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane on March 7. The civilians conducted an over-water obstacle course, weapons handling, live-fire shooting and hostage rescue scenarios in the Urban Training Facility. Soldiers from the 7th Combat Brigade hosted employees of agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs, RSLs, the Salvation Army, Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, Australian Military Bank and Defence Bank. The hands-on experience of Army life gave participants a better understanding of the soldiers they support through their respective organisations.
Staff Cadets Navigation Exercises
22 Feb 2017
Australian Army third class cadets from Royal Military College, Duntroon, continued their officer training with navigation exercises at Majura training area near Canberra on 20 February 2017. The navigation exercise provided staff cadets with the opportunity to use a map, compass and protractor to navigate their team from one point to another. Cadets were given a position on a map, converted it into a magnetic bearing then plotted their position on a map to work out their route. Staff cadets undergo 18 months of training at the college, progressing from third class to first before being commissioned as officers in the Australian Army. Royal Military College at Duntroon prepares Army officers and other selected candidates for careers in the Army by promoting leadership and integrity, by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence, and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation.
1st Brigade Individual Skills Enhancement Training
06 Feb 2017
Members from the Australian Army 1st Brigade conduct mission specific training at Robertson Barracks Training Area in January 2017 prior to deploying as mentors at the Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA). This mission specific training includes Individual Skills Enhancement Training (ISET) which consists of integrated close combat techniques and advanced close quarter battle skills provided through lectures, range packages and equipment lessons. 80 ADF mentors are developing the next generation of Afghanistan National Army leaders at ANAOA, to the west of Kabul, along with partners from the UK, New Zealand and Denmark as part of Operation HIGHROAD. Around 270 personnel from the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed on Operation HIGHROAD as part of Australia’s commitment to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.