RAAF and US Air Force Military Working Dog handlers and Security forces personnel gather after an impressive display of take-down techniques by USAF Military Working Dogs in the Middle East Region.
The Honourable Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Right Honourable Philip Hammond MP, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Right Honourable Michael Fallon MP, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence and the Honourable Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Defence at Admiralty House for the beginning of AUKMIN 2015.
From left, Air Component Coordination Element Middle East Region Wing Commander Sarah Stalker, aircraft captain Squadron Leader Dean Bolton, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Bill Shorten, MP, and Commander Joint Task Force 633 Rear Admiral Trevor Jones, AO, CSC, RAN with a RAAF C-17A Globemaster aircraft near Camp Baird in the Middle East Region.
Corporal Stuart Birkin (right) - a member of the Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin - has been acknowledged for three years of unwavering support to personnel assigned to Operation RESOLUTE. Presented a Commander Joint Task Force (JTF) 639 Silver Commendation by Rear Admiral Michael Noonan AM, Corporal Birkin said the award was both encouraging and humbling.
HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.