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27 September 2006
Special Operations Command Briefing

The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

Australian Special Forces' professionalism and the experience they have built up working with other countries over many years is valued by coalition partners involved in the operation.

The deployment of the SOTG has also been welcomed by the government of Afghanistan.

The Australian commitment to Afghanistan is an important and valued contribution to coalition forces’ efforts to bring improved security and stability to Afghanistan.

The SOTG deployment is, additionally, an important part of Australia’s involvement with the international community to combat international terrorism.


Citations for the Medal for Gallantry

SERGEANT "Y" TO BE AWARDED THE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY

WARRANT OFFICER CLASS TWO Z' TO BE AWARDED THE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY

Transcript of the presentation given by Major-General Hindmarsh

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Southern Afghanistan briefing map
The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C130 Hercules lands on a dirt strip at a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan to resupply the Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG).

(Date taken: 29 August 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 29 August 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 29 August 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 31 August 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 31 August 2005)

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Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) members at a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan.


(Date taken: 31 August 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 01 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 02 September 2005)

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Australian soldiers firing vehicle mounted weapons at a heavy weapons range in Afghanistan.

(Date taken: 03 September 2005)

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Vehicles are prepared for operations. A Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) member works on a patrol vehicle.

(Date taken: 06 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 06 September 2005)

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At a Forward Operating Base (FOB) maintenance and repairs to vehicles is done when required, not on a nine to five basis.

(Date taken: 06 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 06 September 2005)

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Members of the Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) disembark a United States Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster at a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan.

(Date taken: 07 September 2005)

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Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) members firing their vehicle mounted heavy weapons at night on a range at a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan.

(Date taken: 07 September 2005)

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Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) members firing their vehicle mounted heavy weapons at night on a range at a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan.

(Date taken: 07 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 07 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 07 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 07 September 2005)

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An Australian soldier chats with Afghan building contractors.

(Date taken: 13 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 13 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 16 September 2005)

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Australian soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan aboard the Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV).

(Date taken: 16 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 17 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 17 September 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 18 September 2005)

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Australian Combat Engineers construct a concrete slab in a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan.

(Date taken: 19 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 19 September 2005)
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An Australian Combat Engineer assists a Locally Employed Contractor (LEC), on a construction site in a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan.

(Date taken: 20 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 21 September 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 22 September 2005)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 22 September 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 22 September 2005)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 01 April 2006)

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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 01 April 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) is deployed to Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER to conduct special operations in support of US-led Coalition security and reconstruction efforts in the country.

(Date taken: 27 September 2006)
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