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Our People in TAS

  • Caleb Muggeridge - Hobart


    There's a lot to be said about flying metal rather than turning metal.

    (Date uploaded: 20 March 2017 - 01 image)

    Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge stands on the flight deck before HMAS Arunta's S-70B Seahawk while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

  • Mark Eagling - Penguin


    Protecting Australian Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan is a long way from Mark Eagling's childhood in Penguin, Tasmania.

    (Date uploaded: 18 November 2016 - 01 image)

    Australian Army soldier, Private Mark Eagling with Australian and Operation Highroad’s Task Group Afghanistan at forward operating base Qargha outside of Kabul. Private Eagling is a force protection 'guardian angel'.

  • Timothy Trautwein - Tasmania


    An Australian soldier from Tasmania smashed the sand dunes while deployed to the Middle East as he prepared for his first marathon.

    (Date uploaded: 24 February 2016 - 01 image)

    Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal (LCPL) Timothy Trautwein, of the Force Support Element (FSE), is a Reservist based in Hobart with the 2nd Force Support Battalion.

  • Kelsie Wright - Tamar Valley


    A 22-year-old Launceston woman has joined Australia’s commitment to combat terrorists in the Middle East and will be away from home for the first time over Christmas.

    (Date uploaded: 22 December 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Communications Information Systems Kelsie Wright, from Tasmania, is a member of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) based at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. AB Wright is a computer network manager.

  • William Taylor - Burnie


    This Burnie local's need for adventure and an engineering education is being fulfilled at sea in the Middle East.

    (Date uploaded: 23 November 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Technician William Taylor prepares for another watch maintaining and repairing equipment aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

  • Ci-Anna Smith - Hobart


    A Hobart girl up-gunned her working life when she decided to trade retail work for seaborne artillery.

    (Date uploaded: 16 November 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou.

  • Callan McDonalad - Hobart


    It's a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.

    (Date uploaded: 04 November 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

  • Matthew Jetson - Wynyard


    AS Tasmania deals with the winter temperatures, Wynyard local Matthew Jetson, has been sweating it out in Bougainville with a team of engineers building school classrooms as part of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    (Date uploaded: 21 July 2015 - 01 image)

    6 CSR, 17 Construction Squadron troop commander Lieutenant Matthew Jetson on site during construction of a school building in Bougainville as part of Pacific Partnership 2015.

  • Alastair Walsh - Bellerive


    Bellerive local and Navy Lieutenant Commander Alastair Walsh is lending his knowledge of explosives to Afghan security forces as they grapple with the threat of improvised explosive devices or IEDs.

    (Date uploaded: 15 July 2015 - 01 image)

    Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Alastair Walsh, a Mine Warfare Clearance Diving Officer, at NATO’s Resolute Support Headquarters.

  • Emily Lahey - Launceston


    What started as a gap year has become an offer too good to refuse for Launceston girl Lance Corporal Emily Lahey.

    (Date uploaded: 18 May 2015 - 01 image)

    Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Emily Lahey, a Coordination Clerk, is seen working at her desk in the Headquarters Joint Task Force 636 orderly room at Kabul, during her deployment on Operation Highroad as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

  • John Youd - King Island


    Twenty-year-old Bridgenorth local Joshua Eyles has come a long way since he graduated from St Patricks College in Launceston.

    (Date uploaded: 23 January 2015 - 01 image)

    RAAF Warrant Officer John Youd on a weapons range as smoke grenades are disposed of in the Middle East Region.

  • Josh Eyles - Bridgenorth


    Twenty-year-old Bridgenorth local Joshua Eyles has come a long way since he graduated from St Patricks College in Launceston.

    (Date uploaded: 20 October 2014 - 01 image)

    Able Seaman Marine Technician Josh Eyles from Attack Four, currently embarked in HMAS Larrakia, keeps watch on the Marine Link console on the bridge of HMAS Larrakia. Marine Link monitors all engineering aspects of the patrol boat.

  • Sam Perkins - Hobart


    TROOPER Samuel Perkins is too busy scanning the road from his Bushmaster to worry about how many days remain until he leaves Operation SLIPPER in late July.

    (Date uploaded: 14 August 2014 - 01 image)

    Trooper Samuel Perkins stands before a Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) while deployed with the 205th Corps Coalition Advisory Team (205 CAT) Force Protection Platoon.

  • Joshua Mets - Kingston


    Service for the nation has a long tradition in Joshua Mets’s family from Kingston, Hobart, Tasmania.

    (Date uploaded: 11 June 2014 - 01 image)

    Australian Army Soldier, Corporal Joshua Mets a Military Police Investigator, posted to the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS), is on duty during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2014, in Dili, East Timor.

  • Des McCoy - Ulverstone


    It’s a long way from Ulverstone, Tasmania, to the Egyptian desert but for a former Army Cadet, Warrant Officer Class 2 Des McCoy, it’s all about making a difference.

    (Date uploaded: 21 May 2014 - 01 image)

    Warrant Officer Class 2 Des McCoy is an Australian Forces Security Sergeant deployed to North Camp in the Sinai as part of Operation Mazurka.

  • Alwyn Johnson - Navy Officer plies trade in Afghanistan


    Exeter's Alwyn Johnson is the sole Navy officer working in the Australian headquarters of landlocked Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.

    (Date uploaded: 14 January 2014 - 01 image)

    Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at the Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Joel Murray - Sheffield


    The weather during the Christmas/New Year period in Tasmania can be notoriously fickle, but one former Tasmanian who left to join the Navy and see the world is fairly confident he will be wearing shorts for at least some of Christmas Day.

    (Date uploaded: 14 January 2014 - 01 image)

    Joel Murray - Sheffield

  • Jackson Cosgrove - Devonport


    Devonport’s Jackson Cosgrove will spend his first Christmas away from home this year, in a patrol boat on border protection operations in Australia’s northern waters.

    (Date uploaded: 17 December 2013 - 01 image)

    Jackson Cosgrove - Devonport

  • LSML-S Annah Whittaker, LSMT Andrew Davis and POEW Shannon Evans


    The small, peaceful town of Smithton on the North West tip of Tasmanian can feel justifiably proud this Christmas.

    (Date uploaded: 17 December 2013 - 01 image)

    LSML-S Annah Whittaker, LSMT Andrew Davis and POEW Shannon Evans

  • Jonathan Appleby - Hobart


    A former St Virgil’s High School student who followed his brother and sister into the ADF has just returned from a four month deployment to Solomon Islands.

    (Date uploaded: 22 August 2013 - 01 image)

    Jonathan Appleby - Hobart

  • Wally Perkins and Graeme Henley


    A new friendship was formed on the Korean battlefields between two Tasmanian diggers 60-years after the last guns were fired in aggression.

    (Date uploaded: 08 August 2013 - 01 image)

    Wally Perkins and Graeme Henley

  • Siobhan Williams - Devonport


    DEVONPORT’S Siobhan Williams is not your average university student.

    (Date uploaded: 30 July 2013 - 01 image)

    Siobhan Williams - Devonport