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  • Assistant Minister for Defence, The Hon Stuart Robert MP discusses the benefits of a military career with 1 Field Regiments` Captain Patrick Benson.

    ADF Gap Year program

    The Hon Stuart Robert MP, launched the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program for 2014/15.

    Photo by CPL Shannon McCarthy

  • His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia visited Australian Public Service (APS) members at the Department of Defence, Russell Offices, Canberra.

    Governor-General visits Russell Offices

    His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia visited Australian Public Service (APS) members at the Department of Defence, Russell Offices, Canberra.

    Photo by ABIS Lee-Anne Mack

  • The Japanese Minister for Defence, Mr Itsunori Onodera holds a media interview at HMAS Stirling in between conducting briefs with the Australian Minister for Defence.

    The Japanese Minister for Defence visits HMAS Stirling

    The Japanese Minister for Defence, Mr Itsunori Onodera holds a media interview at HMAS Stirling in between conducting briefs with the Australian Minister for Defence.

    Photo by ABIS Julianne Cropley

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

Des McCoy - Ulverstone boy keeping the peace

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.

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HMAS Darwin and HMS Somerset meet up at sea

A Royal Marine from HMS Somerset disembarks HMAS Darwin on completion of a cross deck of personnel between the two ships.

A Royal Marine from HMS Somerset disembarks HMAS Darwin on completion of a cross deck of personnel between the two ships.

CDF makes final visit to Middle East

Australian Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley steps of a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft after arriving at Kabul, Afghanistan during his last operational visit before retiring.

General David Hurley completed his final visit to the Middle East Area of Operations as Chief of the Defence Force on 19-20 May.

Chief of Joint Operations changeover

The new Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM speaks to members of Headquarters Joint Operations Command during the Transfer of Authority ceremony.

There has been a changing of the guard at Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) with Vice Admiral David Johnston taking on the role of Chief of Joint Operations following the retirement of Lieutenant General Ash Power.

Ocean encounter helps prepare for exercise

The Royal Australian Navy Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean at sunset during a routine transit and training exercise off Christmas Island.

The Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean has taken advantage of a mid-ocean encounter by getting in some anti-submarine warfare practice on its way to Singapore for a major exercise.

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Map of Global Operations with links to relevant webpages Operation Render Safe in South West Pacific Nations Operation Solania in South West Pacific Operation Gateway in South China sea and Indian Ocean Operation Palate II in Afghanistan Operation Slipper in Afghanistan 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 Slipper and Operation Palate II in Afghanistan Operation Gateway in South China Sea and Indian Ocean Operation Resolute around Australian Waters Operation Solania in South West Pacific Operation Render Safe in South West Pacific Nations

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