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    With cuts like these, who needs enemies? The ALP has done their job for them.

    I hope they enjoy a pointless budget surplus at the cost of our National Security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    From what I've heard a lot of ARES units are not going to be overly active for the rest of the financial year.
    Is the ADF financial year the same as the calender year?

    Or is it like ours are start/end in the middle of the calender year?

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    Start July, ends June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuRat View Post
    Start July, ends June.
    Sounds like ours......sounds like a loooooong year of nothing much......been there, done that, can sympathize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormovik View Post
    I guess that if you shot the M79 in that way you will burn your thumb as the barrel gets hot. But its only a speculation, Im sure that any M79 user will correct me if Im wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by BiZ View Post
    Think more along the lines of recoil and the front sight...
    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    The safety catch will slice your thumb webbing open pretty good.
    Thanks a lot, guys !

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    Only one is right though.

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    Defence Minister Stephen Smith has welcomed a US Navy air squadron to Amberley, west of Brisbane.
    The EA-18G Growlers will be based at the RAAF base for the next few weeks to help train Australian defence forces
    More here-http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-0...aining/4297672


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    SEVENTEEN soldiers have been injured after an army truck rolled at Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks. The open-roofed vehicle rolled at the military reserve shortly after 8.30am (AEDT) on Monday.
    Paramedics are at the scene but the extent of the soldiers' injuries is not clear, ABC reports.
    Holsworthy Barracks is in the outer southwestern Sydney suburb of Holsworthy.
    A Defence spokeswoman declined to confirm the incident.

    NSW Ambulance Adam Wallace said some of the injuries were ''quite serious''.
    An ambulance spokeswoman told AAP at 10.30am (AEDT) the injury toll had risen to 17 from an initial report of 15.
    ''Each time we get further reports, the injuries keep going up,'' she said.
    ''But at this stage we're looking at 17 (people injured).


    The ages and gender of those involved were not immediately clear.
    All of the injured people were being taken to hospital by helicopter or ambulance.Ambulance personnel are expected to hold a media conference near the barracks later on Monday.

    ''Their injuries range from quite serious to minor and we're trying to get a breakdown on the approximate numbers,'' Mr Wallace said.
    Mr Wallace said the cause of the accident was not yet known.
    ''We're not sure,'' he said.
    ''We're still in the assessing and treating patients phase, but it appears that a large vehicle has rolled over, and that has led to quite a number of injuries.''

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nati...-1226490444554

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    Not good. A speedy recovery to all involved

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    Looks pretty bad. Word is they were all engineers.

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    Rest in peace Sapper Jordan Penpraze.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-1...llover/4307808

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    I know its a oldie vid but I have never seen this truck ever! have you guys?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Lhp...eature=related

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    They didn't sell many to Defence, I think the RAAF nabbed most of them. You see heaps of civvy ones over in the west, a lot of tour operators use them.

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    RIP to the Sapper Jordan Penpraze, quick recovery to the others

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    Originally posted by [*******#417394]Captain Thundebolt[/COLOR] in the QE carrier thread.


    7News can reveal exclusive details of how the Navy's newest purchase will provide a major boost to Melbourne
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