Operation HIGHROAD (2)

02/15/2019
The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  [maxgallery id="122643"] In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores. Operation Highroad…

Operation Highroad

02/11/2019
A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…

Australian-trained ATACs Add Bite to Afghanistan’s fight  

02/04/2019
The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores.  Operation Highroad is the…

Logistical Support for the ADF in Afghanistan

12/19/2018
A small but dedicated team of logisticians has a vital role in the success of Australia’s operations in Afghanistan. They facilitate movements and provide support to the Australian troops that train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence and Security forces, often in difficult and sometimes dangerous environments. Operation Highroad…

70th anniversary of the Royal Australian Regiment 

12/17/2018
The 70th anniversary of the Royal Australian Regiment was marked with a parade at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on 23 November 2018. The parade was reviewed by former Regiment officer and Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd).  The parade presented a…

USMC F-35’s Refueled on Way to Afghan Mission

11/28/2018
Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an aerial refuel with a U.S Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat mission over Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. The F-35Bs conducted their first combat strike in the U.S. Central…

The Perspective of Australian Defence Minister Pyne

10/06/2018
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, travelled to the Middle East on 26-27 September where he spent time with Australian troops, and met key leaders in Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates. Minister Pyne was accompanied by the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC. …

US Special Ops Forces (3)

10/04/2018
U.S. Special Operations Forces and Afghan Special Security Forces react to enemy fire while on patrol in support of ongoing operations against ISIS-K in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.  NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 06.01.2018 Video by Staff Sgt. Marcus Butler  Resolute Support Headquarters