RAAF Support to North Queensland

02/18/2019
The Australian Defence Force assisted Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in the delivery of urgently needed fresh product and household items to flood ravaged North Queensland.  Due to these extreme weather conditions and unprecedented rainfall, it was difficult for the road and rail movement of groceries.  Approximately 70 tonnes of produce…

Australian Army Relief Support in Australia

02/16/2019
Due to the effects of the unprecedented weather event in Northern Queensland on farmers and their livestock in the region, The Australian Defence Force has been asked to provide critical lift support.  Joint Task Force 646 established a forward operating base out of Cloncurry in western Queensland on 9 February…

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…

HMAS Ballarat Completes First Patrol

01/14/2019
In an article by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald and published by the Royal Australian Navy on December 15, 2018, the HMAS Ballarat completion of its first patrol in the Middle East was discussed. Over seven days, the Australian warship conducted joint operations with the United States Coast Guard and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti…

Operation Resolute

11/16/2018
The Australian Defence Force provides surveillance and response assets as part of the Australian Government's ongoing efforts to protect its borders and offshore maritime interests. Operation Resolute is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the whole of Government effort to protect Australia's borders and maritime interests, known as Operation Sovereign…

ADF support to Vietnamese Deployable Medical Facility 

11/09/2018
Australia supported Vietnam’s first deployment of a Role 2 field hospital to a United Nations peacekeeping mission through providing two airlifts by Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft in late September 2018.  Additionally, the Australian Defence Force provided the Vietnamese Peacekeepers with English language training and other specialist equipment…

Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Depature

11/04/2018
The 2018 Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, consisting of 1,500 United States Marines and eight MV-22 Ospreys, completed six months of training and exercises in Northern Australia and began its departure from Australia on October 2018. [maxgallery id="120996"] The seventh and largest rotation to date included an artillery battery of…

Australia’s Air Task Group in the Middle East: A Look Back at the KC-30A and Its Role

10/31/2018
The Australian Defence Force continues to contribute to the coalition fight against Daesh with the rotation of the E-7A Wedgetail in to the Middle East.  The Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft will help control the tactical movement of coalition aircraft over Iraq and Syria, one of the busiest and…