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The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) along with the Royal Australian navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) commands the ADF, the army is commanded by the Chief of Army (CA). The CA is therefore subordinate to the CDF, but is also directly responsible to the Minister for Defence. Although Australian soldiers have been involved in a number of minor and major conflicts throughout its history, only in World War II has Australian territory come under direct attack.

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File picture of Indonesia army soldiers walking near a Hercules C-130 in Pangkalan Bun district, December 31, 2014. Indonesia has suspended military cooperation with Australia after offensive training materials were found at an Australian Army centre. Reuters pic ...
The school aims to train up to 116 students per year, after which they will progress on to operational type conversion with the Royal Australian navy or Australian Army. "Our mission is to train professional and resilient aircrew with the teamwork and decision making skills to fight and win in the land and ...

-Also includes the Launceston City Heart project to revitalise the CBD, the development of a River Health Action Plan, a new Australian Army cadet facility and training facility and investment in projects to reduce pollution in the Tamar estuary. Western Sydney. MOU signed October, 2016. -City Deal not yet ...
Two Australian Army Hawkei protected mobility vehicles have been deployed into the Middle East region as part of a defence trial, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 13 January. The vehicles have been sent to Iraq's Taji Military Complex to test their Sustainability and ability to deploy to ...
Since his death, a rugby league charity match has been run every year between the Bellingen Magpies and the Australian Army Rugby Team in memory of him. His sister Debbie Locke also established The Grub Club, a not-for-profit organisation set up to help children in war-torn areas such as Afghanistan ...
It is fitting occassion for Ms Barnes, an ex army soldier and musician who served 5 years with the Royal Military College Band, Duntroon, and Australian Army Band in Brisbane. The group will take part in a ceremony at the Australian Memorial and the new Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux, ...

A member of the Australian Army sits in the audience alongside a U.S. flag as the backdrop of a ceremony marking the start of Talisman Saber 2017 Source: AAP. The American military might may not be able to guarantee Australia's security, retired-major-general-turned-federal-politician Jim Molan warns.
There are calls for the contribution of the legendary Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, Papua New Guineans who came to the aid of Australians in the Kokoda campaign, to be properly recognised. It was believed 91-year-old Havala Laula, who carried supplies and wounded men during World War Two and died a ...
As a corporal in the Australian Army, Mr Hoad was the head commander of nine soldiers in his group. "My job was to be attached to them as their infantry section, to go out and clear the area and do constant presence patrols," he said. The Australian soldiers who trained the Afghan National Army all lived in ...
Indonesia's military chief, who suspended military co-operation with Australia a year ago and accused Canberra of trying to "recruit" his officers, looks set to launch his political career within months with a possible tilt at a provincial governorship -- a tested platform to the presidency. Gatot Nurmantyo, 57 ...
TITLE OF ANZAC DISAPPEARS. Senator Pearce, Minister for Defence, on Wednesday explained that the five Australian divisions had been concentrated into an Australian Army Corps, while a separate corps had been formed of New Zealand and British troops. The word Anzac had thus disappeared from ...
Leith Bache was going through a pretty dark patch when the tiny seaside community of Robe stepped in. Years as a combat engineer in the Australian Army -- serving in Malaysia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan -- had finally taken its toll on his body, and he was medically discharged with ...
Australian Army Warrant Officer Class Two Karyn Waltis is part of Task Group Taji rotation six in Iraq. Sergeant Jacob Hayter is a Storeman with the Task Group Taji Six logistics Company. "Just wishing my friends and family all over the world a very Merry Christmas and to my beautiful partner Sammy also, ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Two months after the war in the Marawi City came to an end, Melijie Powao has yet to locate her husband. Her husband was working as a construction worker in Marawi and was one of the hostages of the Maute terror group. "The war is over but we still don't know what really ...
The Family Court has given a member of the Australian Defence Force permission to relocate with her child anywhere in Australia that she happens to be deployed, on the grounds that her military service is an "important part of who she is". In a decision likely to have profound implications for all serving ...
Outgoing commander, Australian Army Colonel Steve D'Arcy (left), receives the Taji five flag from the incoming commander Colonel Robert Calhoun of Taji six during the Transfer of Authority parade in Taji, Iraq. "The training Task Group Taji 5 delivered will allow the Iraqi security forces to continue their ...
Watching in Canberra today will be his father, Colonel John Rakatani from the PNG Defence Force, who spent several years in Australia and was an instructor at RMC for two years. Many of his colleagues are now senior officers in the Australian Army, including its most senior woman and commander of the ...

There are some essentials all soldiers should be given when they're deployed in a war zone - proper equipment, that's an obvious one. Contact with their families, that's important too. But should they really be given sex workers? That's what one Australian Army captain, Capt. Sally Williamson, suggested as ...
The Australian Army opened fire for a demonstration of its high-risk situation management for military police on deployment. The Seymour Telegraph was there to catch all the action. Military police Lance Corporal Bronte Thurtell is an Afghan veteran. She talked to the Seymour Telegraph about her tour of ...
For more than 150 years, young Australians have marched, planned, navigated, learned and bonded together in units of the Australian Army cadets. With numbers peaking in period after World war 2, there are currently more than 16,000 people in cadet units attached to schools and communities across ...
Former All Black Brad Thorn, now head coach of the Queensland Reds, has already begun implementing his old school, no-nonsense mantra onto his squad this season. The dismissal of the unpredictable and often counter-productive Quade Cooper was a bold move in order to implement a blue collar, ...
Philippine army soldier Sergeant Sonny Casuga practices urban combat techniques with Australian Army soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, at Capinpin, Philippines, as part of Operation Augury. It is understood the second rotation is made up of similar numbers from 1RAR and other support units. In July, 1RAR ...
Two UH-60 Blackhawks and three AH-64 Apache helicopters with Battle Group Pegasus fly into Williamson Air Field in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area to begin their role in the major warfare phase of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The battle group, consists of around twenty-four rotary wing aircraft from ...
There are some essentials all soldiers should be given when they're deployed in a war zone - proper equipment, that's an obvious one. Contact with their families, that's important too. But should they really be given sex workers? That's what one Australian Army captain, Capt. Sally Williamson, suggested as ...
Canberra manufacturer Kord Defence will receive funding through the Defence Innovation Hub to develop wireless systems control technology to enhance the Australian Army's capability. The project worth $635,000 will using bluetooth Low energy technology to connect with multiple electronic devices ...
Australian Army soldier Private Tom Prytz, a guardian angel, keeps watch in the lead-up to a graduation parade at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy. On the way to a task, you might be taken in an up-armoured 4WD or a Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) driven by an infantryman like ...
An Australian Army captain, Sally Williamson, has reportedly called for sex workers to be sent to the front line of combat zones to help relive soldiers stress. The female captain, who is currently on deployment in the Middle East, shared this opinion in the form of a forum post on an official army website.
She was too busy being put through a rigorous three-month Australian Army training program, and contact with the outside world was prohibited. "I saw the very first game (of AFLW), then two days later, I was off doing that," Lugg told AFL.com.au. "It's three months of basically shutting you off from the world ...
He reinforced it by concluding that the "Australian Army has never been a more capable, more ready and lethal instrument of war''. But he also wanted to set the story straight on a lot of misinformation about army recruiting, presumably reports of preferment for women and roadblocks in the way of gung-ho ...
With a decision on the army's Land 400 Phase 2 armoured fighting vehicle purchasing program due early next year, both competitors are developing work packages for local industry, ready if needed. The Australian Army will acquire 225 wheeled eight-wheel-drive combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRVs) ...
Ten yers after taking delivery of its first NH Industries (NHI) NH-90 helicopters, the Australian Army is finally preparing to use them in the most ...
Australian Army veteran and Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson has joined Boeing Defence Australia as a strategic Defence advisor.
"The Battlefield Command System will integrate with weapon systems in Australia's tanks and future combat vehicles, increasing decision ...
Lieutenant General Campbell, whose office in Canberra overlooks a street named in Mr Saunders' honour, said while the Australian Army has ...
soldier Chris Carter was deemed "psychologically unsuitable" for the Australian Army after engaging in "irrational behaviours" while in East ...
However, despite the professionalism of the Australian Army, there would have to be questions as to how easy it would be to integrate them into ...
Chadwick's book, the first in a three-volume series, forms part of the definitive Australian Army history collection. This opening volume spans ...
As an Australian Army commander in Iraq, he stood up to a senior US Air Force officer over air-delivered ordnance he judged unsuitable to ...
He was one of two Australian Army representatives selected to honour the sacrifices of the soldiers of 100 years ago who changed history ...
NEW tanks acquired by the Australian Army have been tested out using Central Queensland's military training area. Brisbane's 7th Brigade ...
Four Australian Army units affiliated with the Battle of Beersheba, 2nd Calvary Regiment, 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland ...
Defence has confirmed about 300 personnel and their families from the Australian Army will make the move to SA, as part of the Plan ...
THERE'S no need to panic if you see Australian Army personnel flying around the sea off Main Beach in small boats -- the Gold Coast is not ...
The Australian Army's (AA's) 7th Brigade at Brisbane received the final tranche of 65 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) consisting of ASLAVs ...
RESIDENTS have reported plenty of noise over Campbelltown last night while the Australian Army conducted training and emergency ...
Thales also expects some export sales and, with the Australian Army as a reference customer, there is reason for optimism, even in the ...
Milspec Manufacturing will help demonstrate Bae Systems-built military vehicle which will be offered for an Australian Army vehicle ...
"The ARH Tiger has been successfully operating in the Australian Army in recent years after some delays with the initial acquisition and ...
... pleased to meet with a very senior Indonesian military delegation just this week in Australia and show them what the Australian Army is doing ...
Twenty troops representing the Australian Army laid funeral flowers in respect of His Majesty the late King Rama IX at a temple in Khon Kaen.


 

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