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Petty Officer Evelyn Villalon, who grew up in Canberra, is currently on active duty in the Middle East as a member of the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Anzac.

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Fallen soldiers return home

Special Operations Commander Australia, Major General Peter Gilmore, DSC, AM, salutes the caskets of Private Nathanael Galagher and Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald during the Repatriation Ceremony held at RAAF Base Richmond.

The five Australian soldiers killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan have returned home to their families and comrades.

Personal details of soldiers killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

It is with deep regret that the Australian Defence Force confirms that Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald and Private Nathanael Galagher were killed on Operations in Afghanistan on 30 August 2012. More »

Defence to acquire Growler electronic attack capability

The EA-18G Growler will provide the Australian Defence Force with a potent electronic attack and electronic support capability.

Australia will acquire the Growler electronic warfare system for Super Hornet which will give the Australian Defence Force the ability to jam the electronics systems of aircraft and land-based radars and communications systems.

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In a significant step towards providing more easily discoverable information, Defence provides new pathways to information on our website through the Information Publication Scheme pages and documents released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 which are now available online.

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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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Map of Global Operations with links to relevant webpages Operation Tower in East Timor Operation Render Safe in South West Pacific Nations Operation Solania in South West Pacific Operation Anode in the Solomon Islands Operation Astute in East Timor Operation Gateway in South China sea and Indian Ocean Operation Palate II in Afghanistan Operation Slipper in Afghanistan Operation Riverbank in Iraq Operation Paladin in Israel and Lebanon Operation Mazurka in Sinai Operation Aslan in South Sudan Operation Resolute around Australian Waters Operation Aslan in South Sudan Operation Mazurka in Sinai Operation Paladin in Israel and Lebanon Operation Riverbank in Iraq Operation Slipper and Operation Palate II in Afghanistan Operation Gateway in South China Sea and Indian Ocean Operation Resolute around Australian Waters Operation Astute and Operation Tower in East Timor Operation Anode in the Solomon Islands Operation Solania in South West Pacific Operation Render Safe in South West Pacific Nations

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