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ADF Support to PNG Elections
22 Jun 2017
ADF Support to PNG Elections. Operation HANNAH is a support mission based on a direct request for assistance from the PNG Government. The ADF is supporting the Australian Whole-of-Government effort to support Papua New Guinea’s National Election process. Joint Task Group 658, comprises ADF elements that provide specialist support capabilities, particularly helicopters and logistic assets that are not readily available in PNG. Operation HANNAH is an element of a wider Australian assistance program to PNG, focused on supporting the PNG authorities to conduct a safe, free and fair national election.
Army Demonstration Day
20 Jun 2017
The Australian Army demonstrated innovative new equipment being introduced into service at the Army Demonstration Days held in Canberra 19 and 20 Jun 17. Army Demonstration Days showcased Army's modernisation projects to the Government, interested ex-service members, Defence personnel and the public.
Great Endeavour Rally
15 Jun 2017
The 7th Combat Service Support Battalion supported the 2017 Great Endeavour Rally from 9-17 June, providing maintenance support for participating vehicles and also entering as a competitor for the very first time. Eighteen soldiers from 7 CSSB took part in the eight-day, 4200km road trip, including mechanics, welders and electricians who helped keep the vehicles on the road throughout the event. Three Australian Army teams also entered the friendly competition with G-Wagons for a chance at the leaderboard. The Great Endeavour Rally went from Yeppoon to Cooktown and back down to Hervey Bay in Queensland, through challenging off-road terrain, all to help the Endeavour Foundation raise funds for people with disabilities.
Iraqi Army Test Firepower
09 Jun 2017
Defence Force personnel from Australia and New Zealand are training members of the Iraqi Security Forces to defeat the Daesh terrorist group. They are deployed on active service to Iraq as part of Task Group Taji 4. The training includes: the laws of armed conflict, weapons handling, first aid, vehicle checkpoints, explosive hazards awareness, building clearances and obstacle breaching techniques. Instruction is inclusive of tactics, techniques and procedures from squad through to company-level operations for use in the fight against Daesh.
1st Aviation Regiment
02 Jun 2017
The Australian Army's 1st Aviation Regiment is the home of the Eurocopter EC665 Tiger, or Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The Regiment is capable of operating in centralised, dispersed and independent roles, either in support of, or commanding a combined arms force at combat team or battle group level.
Exercise Diamond Walk
30 May 2017
Soldiers from 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment conducted live fire section attacks during 7th Brigade’s Exercise Diamond Walk at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in May 2017. Around 1100 soldiers from Brisbane’s 7th Brigade took part in the exercise to enhance their combined arms war fighting skills and to test the ability of the Brigade units to work together and use various fighting capabilities to achieve multiple missions. Ex Diamond Walk is an important exercise for 7th Brigade as it prepares to become the Australian Army’s ‘Readying’ Brigade from July 2017.