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    Default Quick Reaction Force drills

    [FONT=Verdana]Infantrymen from 8 Platoon, Combat Team Charlie run through Quick Reaction Force (QRF) drills as part of the ANZAC Battle Group training during Cooperative Spirit 2008. Platoons are put through their paces in Situation Training Exercises (STX) in a number of activities before engaging in company/combat team level STX and finally the Brigade/Battle Group Field Training Exercise (FTX).
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    [FONT=Verdana]In the QRF training, 8 Platoon are the short notice callsign that has been tasked to respond swiftly to threat forces occupying buildings in an urban area. They roll in to the scene mounted in US High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or ‘Humvees/Hummers’) and once security is established around the scene, buildings are searched, the threat is engaged and enemy is captured or killed.[/FONT]












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    Default Warfighter - Exercise

    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 3RAR conduct the Warfighter Exercise in Townsville and Tully to develop core foundational war fighting skills and enhance their force preparation. The Sydney based troops were evaluated on village and airfield clearances, enemy deterrence, community engagement training, evacuation drills, and general combat capability. The exercise ensures 3RAR assume Ready Combat Team (RCT) responsibilities. Combat Training Centre (CTC) ran the exercise from 15 – 26 March 2010[/FONT].












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    Thanks for posting. I dislike Auscams near those Humvees, not a good look. The old thread was well and truly dead, we needed this, dont wanna sound like a douche but shouldn't you show source?

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    Default Tactical Assault Group

    [FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]Special Operations Command -- Australia demonstrated its counter-terrorist capabilities to 150 Australian and overseas delegates attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Security Conference at Holsworthy. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Operators from 2 Commando Regiments Tactical Assault Group - East and the Incident Response Regiment provided static and dynamic displays of enhanced capabilities available to State security agencies should they require assistance in resolving a terrorist incident. [/FONT]





















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    Default Australian Special Air Service Regiment on Parade for Iraq Honours

    [FONT=Verdana]His Excellency the Governor General, Major General Michael Jeffrey and Prime Minister John Howard officially acknowledged the dedication and skills of Australia’s Special Forces today during a parade, hosted by Special Operations Commander- Australia Major General Duncan Lewis, at Campbell Barracks, Perth.

    At the historic event also attended by Minister for Defence Senator Robert Hill, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Jenny Macklin, Chief of Defence General Peter Cosgrove and Chief of Army Lieutenant General Peter Leahy soldiers from 1 Squadron Group Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) were presented the Unit Citation for Gallantry (UCG) to recognise their achievements during Operation Falconer in Western Iraq. .

    In an especially poignant moment the Governor General, a past Commanding Officer of the Regiment, attached the UCG streamer and Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) streamers for service in East Timor 1999-2000 (3 Sqn Grp) and operations in Afghanistan 2002 (SASR) to the Australian Army banner







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    Default Amphibious landing Demonstration

    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 4RAR (Cdo) during an Amphibious landing demonstration on the Georges River near Holsworthy NSW while visiting VIPs watch from the landing area







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    Default Combat Team Alpha on Patrol



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha, 1 Platoon's Private Geoffrey Shaw moves out on patrol above the village of Sarab.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha's Lance Bombardier Yannick Fitzsimmons, encounters a local Afghan boy riding his donkey whilst on patrol outside the village of Sarab, Southern Afghanistan.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha's 1 Platoon members, Platoon Commander Lieutenant Travis Peet (far Left) Platoon Signaller Private Chris McNally (center) and Private Simon Harding take a break from patrol and chat with the local population in the village of Sarab.



    Local Children of Sarab chat with Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha, 1 Platoon's Private Geoffrey Shaw during a short halt during a patrol.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha's 1 Platoon members speak with local Afghans during a patrol in the village of Sarab.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha's 1 Platoon members Platoon Commander, Lieutenant Travis Peet (front) Platoon Signaller Private Chris McNally (center) and Lance Bombardier Yannick Fitzsimmons (rear) patrol and chat with the local population in the village of Sarab.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha, 1 Platoon's Private Geoffrey Shaw moves out of the village of Sarab after a patrol, passing local Afghan Children watching over their herd of sheep



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha's Australian light Armoured Vehicle(ASLAV)moves in to escort a patrol outside the village of Sarab, Southern Afghanistan.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha, 1 Platoon soldiers take a well earn break in the shade after patrolling through the village of Sarab.



    The men of Combat Team Alpha, 1 Platoon, the 2nd Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force (MRTF2) grab some shade as they wait for pick up by Australian Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV) after patrolling the village of Sarab.



    Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force 2 (MRTF2) Combat Team Alpha, 1 Platoon Soldiers Private James Seto, Private Keith Roberts, Private Kynan Devenna, Private Joseph Abdul-Rahman and Corporal Anthony Martin pull up in the shade from the extreme heat after patrolling the village of Sarab, Southern, Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
    Soldiers from 2 Commando Regiment during an Amphibious landing demonstration on the Georges River near Holsworthy NSW while visiting VIPs watch from the landing area
    Got a feeling those pics are from when the unit was called 4RAR.
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    Default Contact with Taliban during Operation Zamarai Lor



    Alert for any threat, Sergeant Daniel Kerwin moves through the lush fields of Sork Lez as he and his platoon engage Taliban insurgents during one of the contacts during Operation Zamarai Lor.



    Lance Corporal Joseph Byrnes (left) gives Private Adrian Titiriga (right) target indications as he engages Taliban insurgents, during a five-hour contact which occurred in the Miribad region of Southern Afghanistan.



    Lieutenant Thomas Larter (right), a Platoon Commander from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force’s Combat Team Tusk, issues quick orders during a lull in the fighting with Taliban insurgents as part of Operation Zamarai Lor.



    Private Ryan Phoenix gets a hand from a mate as he crosses one of the numerous aqueducts which criss-cross the rural terrain in southern Afghanistan. The soldiers from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force are moving between positions during a long and fierce contact with Taliban insurgents which occurred as they conducted Operation Zamarai Lor in the Miribad region of Uruzgan Province.



    Private Christopher Gaglairdi, from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force races between positions as Taliban insurgents engage Australian and Afghan forces during an operation in the village of Sork Lez, Uruzgan Province.



    Sergeant Daniel Kerwin moves rapidly across an Afghan footpad as his platoon engages Taliban insurgents during operations in Uruzgan Province, Southern Afghanistan.



    Platoon Commander, Lieutenant Thomas Larter, coordinates his soldier’s movements during an intense contact with Taliban insurgent forces, during Operation Zamarai Lor in southern Afghanistan. Covering his Commander is the Platoon Sergeant, Daniel Kerwin.



    Private Graeme Wood (background right) and Private Bradley Halpin (background left) prepare to conduct a room clearance as their platoon assaults through the village of Sork Lez. Taliban insurgents have been using the local compounds as firing points to attack the soldiers from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force. Covering their approach in the foreground is Private Benjamin Taperek.



    Lieutenant Thomas Larter (left) and Bombardier Thomas Grieve (right), assault forward towards Taliban insurgent positions during a prolonged and fierce contact on the second day of Operation Zamarai Lor, in the Miribad region of southern Afghanistan



    Soldiers from 3 Platoon, Combat Team Tusk, take cover behind a mud brick wall as they engage Taliban insurgent forces during Operation Zamarai Lor in the village of Sork Lez, Southern Afghanistan.



    Communicating with his higher command via radio, Platoon Commander Lieutenant Thomas Larter, crosses an aqueduct as he leads his soldiers back to their overnight positions, following a five-hour contact with Taliban insurgent forces during Operation Zamarai Lor in the Miribad region of southern Afghanistan.



    Tired but elated from their successful encounter with insurgent forces, Private Michael Egan and his fellow Combat Team Tusk soldiers cross an aqueduct en route to their overnight camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    Got a feeling those pics are from when the unit was called 4RAR.
    I think your right I will change them round. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    Got a feeling those pics are from when the unit was called 4RAR.
    Absolutely correct, those were from the time when 4RAR was first re-roled as a Commando unit and pre-date formation of 2 Commando

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    Default Operation Mani Ghar

    [FONT=Verdana]The 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force concentrated on the West Dorafshan region of Uruzgan Province during its latest missions as part of Operation Mani Ghar (the name of a local mountain). The joint Operation involving Dutch, Australian and Afghan soldiers, saw the forces working together to cordon and search the area. All three nationalities made significant cache finds and put a serious dent in the weapons available to insurgents in that region.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]Australian soldiers and their Afghan partners conducted patrols and missions throughout the areas east and north of their main base, not only conducting targeted searches, but vehicle check points and security patrols as the Dutch Battle Group worked to secure the area.[/FONT]




    Private Marcus Ryan carries an F89 Minimi machine gun on patrol through the Dorafshan region of southern Afghanistan during Operation Mani Ghar.



    Private Michael Egan (right), the Platoon Signaller, keeps a close look out as Lieutenant Thomas Larter (left) radios his higher command during a patrol in support of Operation Mani Ghar.



    Lance Corporal Joseph Byrnes (right) and Private Adrian Titiriga (left), soldiers from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force’s Combat Team Tusk, scan their arcs as they secure a position in the Dorafshan region of Uruzgan Province.



    Private Marcus Ryan (front) from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force’s Combat Team Tusk scans his arcs from a covered position in the Dorafshan region of Uruzgan Province.



    An Australian Platoon from Combat Team Tusk takes cover, whilst they secure a position in support of Operation Mani Ghar in the Dorafshan region.



    An Australian Platoon from Combat Team Tusk takes cover, whilst they secure a position in support of Operation Mani Ghar in the Dorafshan region.



    Corporal Malcolm Richmond, a medic from the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team, watches for any threats as he prepares to push off during a joint Australian/Afghan patrol to establish a Vehicle Check Point as part of Operation Mani Ghar.



    Lieutenant Colonel Shane Gabriel, the Commanding Officer of the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force joins his men during a patrol in the Baluchi Valley during Operation Mani Ghar.



    Lieutenant Colonel Shane Gabriel, the Commanding Officer of the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force, joins his men during a patrol in the Baluchi Valley during Operation Mani Ghar.



    Private David Bernia from the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team provides security during a joint Australian/Afghan patrol as part of Operation Mani Ghar.



    1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Shane Gabriel, discusses the mission’s progress with Sergeant Paul Dehnert, who is in charge of the Australian mentors, on patrol with their Afghan National Army partners during Operation Mani Ghar.



    Sergeant Paul Dehnert from the Australian Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team, checks on the progress of a Vehicle Check Point, conducted by Australian and Afghan soldiers as part of Operation Mani Ghar.



    An Afghan National Army soldier checks locals at a Vehicle Check Point as Sergeant Paul Dehnert checks on the progress of a vehicle search in the Baluchi Valley.



    An Australian Light Armoured Vehicle from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force moves through the verdant green zone of the Baluchi Valley during Operation Mani Ghar.



    An Australian Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle moves down a local Afghan road in support of Operation Mani Ghar.



    Private Nathan Gibbs, a soldier from Combat Team Tusk as part of 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force, moves through a wheat field during a patrol in support of Operation Mani Ghar.



    An Australian Light Armoured Vehicle moves quickly through the Afghan countryside during Operation Mani Ghar.

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    Cousin has just returned from Baghdad, Iraq - 2/14 LHR.

    Not a single injury to him in months of deployment to Iraq.. one night out in Brisbane and is assaulted.. ah.. makes you wonder how bad it is in Iraq!

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