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  • Gina Noble - Gawler


    Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department is a long way from the Middle East but Gina Noble still works in the casual pool when she's home in Australia between world travels.

    (Date uploaded: 24 November 2016 - 01 image)

    Officer In Charge of the Medical Detachment at Australia's main operating air base in the Middle East Region, Flight Lieutenant Gina Noble.

  • David Chadwick - Echunga


    Pounding rain beats heavily on the roof of a hangar at Nausori airport. Faint local radio music can be heard, the laid-back reggae beat cutting through the tropical cacophony as aircraft maintainers labour on Australian Army MRH 90 Taipan helicopters, ensuring they are mission ready.

    (Date uploaded: 19 April 2016 - 01 image)

    Australian Army Craftsman David Chadwick conducts a routine inspection of the tail rotor on an Australian Army Taipan MRH-90 helicopter.

  • Brendan Winter - Naracoorte


    Australian Army soldier Private Brendan Winter provides force protection at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Originally from Naracoorte in South Australia, PTE Winter is part of a company of infantryman who provide force protection to Task Group Taji trainers who train members of the Iraqi Army.

    (Date uploaded: 11 December 2015 - 01 image)

    Australian Army soldier Private Brendan Winter from Task Group Taji 1 provides force protection at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq.

  • Samuel Borrett - Langhorne Creek


    When he left his small country town in South Australian this Langhorne Creek lad was chasing his dream of fast-paced adventure as a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy.

    (Date uploaded: 10 November 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Electronics Technician Samuel Borrett's duties including maintaining HMAS Melbourne's search radars. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region on Operation Manitou.

  • Troy Clarke - Adelaide


    Former Adelaide Hills local and Army armourer Craftsman Troy Clarke is receiving unexpected help when he looks at troublesome Iraqi weapons at the Taji Military Complex near Baghdad.

    (Date uploaded: 13 Oct 2015 - 01 image)

    Australian Army armourer Craftsman Troy Clarke inspects an AW50F sniper rifle at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. A member of Task Force Taji, Craftsman Clarke ensures that all weapon systems are maintained and serviceable.

  • Natasha Miller - Adelaide


    Adelaide born and raised, Australian Army Signaller Natasha Miller has hung up her dancing shoes and replaced them with military boots.

    (Date uploaded: 11 Sep 2015 - 01 image)

    Australian Army communications system operator Signaller Natasha Miller stands ready to answer her radio at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. The Communications Information Systems Task Unit runs communications across Task Group Taji and maintains contact with coalition forces in Iraq.

  • Paul Hockridge - Morphettville


    When critical spare parts and stores are needed by the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East, Morphettville local and Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Paul Hockridge is the one who gets things moving.

    (Date uploaded: 9 Sep 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Paul Hockridge, a storemen with Joint Task Force 633, collects supplies to fill an order that will be shipped foward to Australian troops in the Middle East Region. Corporal Paul Hockridge is on his third overseas deployment and is involved with shipping stores throughout the region.

  • Christopher Hanslow - Port Pirie


    For Christopher Hanslow, 19, from Port Pirie, a unique training course run by the Australian Defence Force has opened the door to a new career.

    (Date uploaded: 1 Jul 2015 - 01 image)

    Pre-Recruitment Course graduate Christopher Hanslow at Keswick Barracks in Adelaide.

  • Hannah Mills - Prospect


    Hannah Mills, from the Adelaide suburb of Prospect, will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Territory.

    (Date uploaded: 26 Jun 2015 - 01 image)

    Hannah Mills at Defence Establishment Berrimah on her second rotation in Darwin while working within the Indigenous Australian Public Service, Department of Defence.

  • Gordon Spooner - Aldinga


    Gordon Spooner from Aldina in South Australia has set a record as one of the longest serving members of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels, which will be decommissioned this month.

    (Date uploaded: 17 Nov 2014 - 01 image)

    Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gordon Spooner makes checks on one of HMAS Brunei's engines during the ship's final deployment.

  • Sam Wright - Mount Pleasant


    LOCAL Mount Pleasant lad and Air Force Flight Lieutenant Sam Wright is getting ready to pack-up and ship gear out of Afghanistan.

    (Date uploaded: 3 Nov 2014 - 01 image)

    Commander Joint Task Force 633 Major General Craig Orme, AC presents Royal Australian Air Force Pilot, Squadron Leader Sam Wright the Australian Operational Service Medal as part of Operation Accordion.

  • Rebecca Wheldrake - Rose Park


    It's a long way from Adelaide to Davao City in the Philippines but for Rose Park local Lieutenant Rebecca Wheldrake it’s just another day at the office.

    (Date uploaded: 20 Oct 2014 - 01 image)

    Lieutenant Rebecca Wheldrake observes boarding party training from the bridge wing of HMAS Larrakia.

  • Amber Cole - Port Adelaide


    For Port Adelaide’s Amber Coles, one of the highlights of being a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy is having a second family on board HMAS Stuart.

    (Date uploaded: 16 Oct 2014 - 01 image)

    Maritime Logistics Steward, Seaman Amber Cole performs secondary duties with the Ships Medical Emergency Team on HMAS Stuart.

  • LACW Jess Scully - Lewiston


    A former Trinity College student from Lewiston is making a name for herself in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

    (Date uploaded: 15 Oct 2014 - 02 image)

    LACW Jess Scully of No. 24 Squadron RAAF, beside a Macchi aircraft at RAAF Base Edingburgh on October 3, 2014.

  • Darren Pay - Mildura


    Darren Pay admits memories of summer in the Mildura Swimming Pool come flooding back as the mercury nudges 46C while he is deployed to Al Minhad Air Base for Operation ACCORDION.

    (Date uploaded: 21 August 2014 - 01 image)

    Sergeant Darren "Darbs" Pay is a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) with Joint Task Force 633 at Camp Baird in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Dragana Calic - Adelaide


    Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) scientist Dragana Calic admits watching six tonnes of hashish being hauled onto a deck of an Australian warship made for an interesting day in the office.

    (Date uploaded: 30 May 2014 - 01 image)

    Dr Dragana Calic is the Science Advisor with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) currently based at Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 at Camp Baird, Al Minhad Air Base, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Gillian Bryant - Wallaby's letter bowls over Army Sergeant


    Sergeant Jill Bryant is photographed at her desk in the orderly room in Camp Baker, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan where she works as the Operations Cell Sergeant.

    (Date uploaded: 30 May 2014 - 02 image)

    Sergeant Jill Bryant is photographed at her desk in the orderly room in Camp Baker, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan where she works as the Operations Cell Sergeant.

  • Jon Hodge - Former Penola lad completes Middle East trip


    Jon Hodge is the first to admit it’s a long way from Penola to the Middle East Area of Operations where the Army doctor has been applying his skills since before Christmas.

    (Date uploaded: 30 May 2014 - 01 image)

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Hodge inside the medical centre at Camp Baird, Australia's base at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Pamela Wittmann - Gawler’s Angel Of Mercy In Afghanistan


    Gawler’s town spirit, street parties and school fetes, are the fond memories that Pamela Wittmann often recalls while serving in Afghanistan with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

    (Date uploaded: 16 December 2013 - 01 image)

    Pamela Wittmann - Gawler’s Angel Of Mercy In Afghanistan

  • Belinda O’Malley - Somerton Park


    As a young nursing student training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Belinda O’Malley never imagined herself working inside a military hospital in Afghanistan -  but that’s exactly where she is today.

    (Date uploaded: 16 December 2013 - 01 image)

    Belinda O’Malley - Somerton Park

  • Alisha Hewett - Gawler Girl Targets World Cup


    Alisha Hewett from Gawler in South Australia has received the supreme accolade by being selected in the Australian Wallaroos for the 2014 World Cup in France.

    (Date uploaded: 30 October 2013 - 01 image)

    Alisha Hewett - Gawler Girl Targets World Cup

  • Danielle Morton - Tumby Bay


    Emily Young has great personal satisfaction in knowing she has made a contribution to the lives of many children.

    (Date uploaded: 22 August 2013 - 01 image)

    Danielle Morton - Tumby Bay

  • Emily Young - Hyde Park


    Emily Young has great personal satisfaction in knowing she has made a contribution to the lives of many children.

    (Date uploaded: 30 July 2013 - 01 image)

    Emily Young - Hyde Park

  • Kevin Bertram - Klemzig


    Kevin Bertram is travelling to South Korea but not as an ordinary photo snapping tourist.

    (Date uploaded: 22 July 2013 - 01 image)

    Kevin Bertram - Klemzig

  • Grant Clapton - Elizabeth Park


    Grant Clapton is an important link between Australian troops deployed to the Middle East and their families back home.



    (Date uploaded: 22 July 2013 - 01 image)

    Grant Clapton - Elizabeth Park