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Emily Young - Hyde Park

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

The 35-yea-old Army Major from Hyde Park in Adelaide organised the donation of cricket equipment to the Afghan Youth Cricket Association in Kabul.

“It has given me great personal joy to have done this and it will stand out as one of the most memorable moments of my deployment to Afghanistan,” Emily said

The former ormer Walford Anglican School for Girls graduate has spent the last six months of her life in Afghanistan’s Kabul as the Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 as the Afghanistan Operations Officer.

Her life in Kabul is demanding, with extended working hours and close quarter living, although according to Emily it is certainly rewarding.

“I’ve am contributing to the Force Protection of Australian Defence Force Personnel in Kabul, which is important for Australia’s mission in Afghanistan”, she said.

Emily is a member of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps and ordinarily specialises in Human Resource Management. She had various part time jobs in Adelaide and joined the Army after leaving school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and also a Masters of Business.

Emily is looking forward to returning to Adelaide to catch up with family and friends and enjoy time out at the family holiday house at Victor Harbour.

“I miss swimming at the beach and doing my own cooking,” she said.

Australia contributes to the NATO led International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan.

The Afghan mission is ensuring Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists, whilst setting the conditions for peace, stability and future prosperity.