Brent Jeffrey from Patterson Lakes has come a long way since being crowned Australian ballroom dancing champion and joining the Royal Australian Air Force.
Townsville-based soldiers from the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER) have hit the ground running in the Philippines, cleaning up the Cogon Central School in Ormoc that was severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
As HMAS Tobruk steamed into Ormoc on the morning of 26 November, a light mist hid much of the city's devastation.
Australian Airfield Defence Guards from Security Force Two completed their final ground defence area patrol in Uruzgan on 10 November.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal techniques that have been developed and refined during operations and conflicts around the world are now being put to good use in the Solomon Islands.
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In keeping with improved accountability within Department of Defence, from 20 January 2012, Hot Issue Briefs submitted to the Minister for Defence by the Department of Defence will be publicly released.
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