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    Default Afghanistan - Sinha Patrol

    [FONT=Verdana]With Afghan crops reaching knee high in the green zone, First Mentoring Task Force soldiers are increasing the patrol tempo in an effort to drive insurgents from local villages.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]As a part of this effort, MTF1 soldiers from Patrol Base Atiq conducted a dismounted patrol through the village of Sinha in the Mirabad Valley Region on the 25th March 2010.
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    [FONT=Verdana]The patrol was designed to provide a security presence in the area and to demonstrate Australian and ANA commitment to disrupting insurgent activity. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana]During the patrol a shura was conducted with a local Malik (elder) of Sinha to discuss the security situation and development projects in the area. Basic health care was also provided to a young boy with a bruised knee.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Throughout most of Sinha the local people responded positively to the patrol with MTF troops receiving frequent smiles and waves.
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    [FONT=Verdana]The soldiers were also met by the typically inquisitive local children who are always ready for a chat.[/FONT]



















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    Default NORFORCE on coastal exercise Ocean Whisper

    [FONT=Verdana]NORFORCE patrolmen from Kimberley Squadron in Broome, Western Australia have returned from a patrol exercise in remote northern Australia to hone their surveillance and bush craft skills. The exercise focused on water operations where its soldiers were practicing clandestine insertion, manoeuvre and surveillance techniques. 26 March 2010[/FONT]

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    Makeshift sail. NORFORCE patrolmen construct a makehift sail from oars and a hoochie while being towed by a small watercraft during a dead motor scenario on Exercise Ocean Whisper on the north west coast in Western Australia.



    The wind captures a makeshift sail on a zodiac during a dead motor scenario for NORFORCE patrolmen on Exercise Ocean Whisper along the north west coast in Western Australia.



    Shallow water drills. Kunanurra local Private Navarone Salerno from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron looks back at his coxswain while checking the depth of an inlet for his zodiac during Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    A zodiac from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron cruises the mangroves in the north western coastal region of Western Australia during Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    A zodiac from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron manoeuvres the mangroves in the north western coastal region of Western Australia during Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    Noonkanbah local Private Leryan Costaine steers his zodiac out of an inlet in the north western coastal region of Western Australia during NORFORCE's Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    Scanning the groves. Kunanurra local Private Navarone Salerno from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron watches his arcs during a zodiac patrol of some mangroves in the north western region of Western Australia for Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    A zodiac from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron exits the mouth of a mangrove area in the north western coastal region of Western Australia during Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    Patrolmen from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron provide cover during a high-ground radio transmission on a petrified forest at the north western coastal region of Western Australia during Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    Noonkanbah local Private Leryan Costaine from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron provides cover with other patrolmen during a high-ground radio transmission on a petrified forest at the north western coastal region of Western Australia for Exercise Ocean Whisper.



    Patrolmen from NORFORCE's Kimberley Squadron provide cover during a high-ground radio transmission on a petrified forest at the north western coastal region of Western Australia during Exercise Ocean Whisper.

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    Default Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Induction Training – MIT

    [FONT=Verdana]Participants take part in Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Induction Training – MIT on their arrival into the United Arab Emirates at the new MIT facility. The training, coordinated by a two-man MIT team, is compulsory for almost all Australian Defence Force members and civilians that deploy into the Middle East Area of Operations. The two to four day course is designed to prepare personnel for a deployment into the area and provide them with up to date situational awareness briefs and practical training in weapons, countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and advanced medical care. Personnel are also given time to acclimatise and complete any final administration prior to moving onto their final location and job.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Previously known as RSO&I, the more aptly named Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Induction Training, or MIT, is the gateway induction course for the majority of Defence personnel and civilians deployed to the MEAO run by the Force Support Unit. 19 March 2010[/FONT]




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    Default Exercise Emu Run

    [FONT=Verdana]Exercise Emu Run saw RAAF Darwin personnel simulating numerous enemy attacks this week from 2 to 11 March 2010. The training exercise progressed extremely well with considerable improvement achieved in the military skills knowledge and capability of all participants.[/FONT]

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    Default Bushmaster takes a ride

    [FONT=Verdana]ONE of the world’s best Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) was transported inside one of the world’s largest and strongest helicopters in southern Afghanistan this month.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana]The entire procedure was coordinated by the Combat Service Support Team (CSST) and the Rotary Wing Liaison Officer (RWLO) from Australia’s Special Operation Task Group (SOTG).[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Despite the imposing size of the Bendigo-built Bushmaster PMV, it was driven easily out of the belly of the Russian Mi26 heavy transport helicopter at Tarin Kot after a short flight from a Forward Operating Base some distance away.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]It was the first time a Bushmaster had been transported by the Russian behemoth with a 32 metre rotor diameter, adding another tick to the Australian made Bushmaster’s reputation for interoperability and versatility.[/FONT]




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    Default One Commando Regiment Army Reservists reach out to Uruzgan

    [FONT=Verdana]SPECIAL Forces reservists from the 1st Commando Regiment comprised the main fighting element of Australia’s Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) during the recent winter in Afghanistan.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]The men and women of the 1st Commando Regiment who formed the bulk of the SOTG over winter came from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds to give up an Australian summer, civilian work commitments, and time with loved ones, in order to help the people of Afghanistan overcome an insurgency that seeks to deny the people of Afghanistan the freedoms Australians can take for granted.[/FONT]

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    Commandos from the 1st Commando Regiment prepare for darkness as the sun sets behind snow-capped mountains in Southern Afghanistan



    Commandos from the 1st Commando Regiment prepare for darkness as the sun sets behind snow-capped mountains in Southern Afghanistan.



    A commando from the 1st Commando Regiment deployed as a part of SOTG keeps an eye on the road in Southern Afghanistan.



    An Australian soldier with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in southern Afghanistan takes a moment to reflect before heading out on another mission to underwrite future prosperity and stability for the people of Afghanistan.



    A member of Australia's Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) waits patiently for the word to move out during operations in southern Afghanistan.



    Soldiers from the 1st Commando Regiment return to Tarin Kot in a Long Range Patrol Vehicle (LRPV) after a successful mission in Southern Afghanistan which saw them travel over 600km in 17 days



    A commando from the 1st Commando Regiment returns to Tarin Kot on his All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) after lengthy operation in Southern Afghanistan.

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    Default Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) - F-111C strike aircraft

    [FONT=Verdana]Two No. 6 SQN F-111C strike aircraft were operating at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea on North Island, for the Easter weekend while they appeared at "Warbirds over Wanaka" air show.[/FONT]

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    No.6 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force F-111 strike jet conducts an inverted pass during its aerial display for the Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 Air Show, held in New Zealand over 21-23 March 2008.



    A 6SQN F-111C strike jet with its gear down and wings swept forward before the crowd at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 air show, held in New Zealand over 21-23 March 2008.



    A 6SQN F-111C strike jet performs its crowd pleasing 'dump-and-burn' display before the crowd at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 air show, held in New Zealand over 21-23 March 2008



    A 6SQN F-111C strike jet performs its crowd pleasing 'dump-and-burn' display before the crowd at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 air show, held in New Zealand over 21-23 March 2008.



    A 6SQN F-111C strike jet performs its crowd pleasing 'dump-and-burn' display before the crowd at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 air show, held in New Zealand over 21-23 March 2008.

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    Default Australian Army Iraq - Operation CATALYST

    [FONT=Verdana]Australian Forces from Overwatch Battle Group ( West )-4 patrolled to Iraqi Vehicle Check Points in Dhi Qar province on the 21 March 2008. Soldiers from Combat Team Waler assisted the Iraqi Police with the inspection of vehicles, manning of outposts and general security on troubled main supply routes within southern Iraq.[/FONT]

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    Anyone know why there's no clip in their weapons in that set?

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    Default Exercise Swift Eagle 08

    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment during Swift Eagle 08, the Combined Training Centre’s warfighter exercise, is being conducted at the Townsville Field Training Area from October 7 to November 2, 2008.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Bringing together force elements from the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, Swift Eagle 08 is the biggest Army exercise this year with over 2,500 participants.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]The exercise provides valuable experience in the field at the tactical level by offering personnel a chance to operate in a combined arms environment.[/FONT]






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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post


    No.6 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force F-111 strike jet conducts an inverted pass during its aerial display for the Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008 Air Show, held in New Zealand over 21-23 March 2008.
    Nice. Here's a link to the hi-res if anyone is as interested as I was.
    http://www.defence.gov.au/media/down...078_0161dotjpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austra View Post
    Anyone know why there's no clip in their weapons in that set?
    Its a posed photo op during the exercise so probably didnt bother putting a mag in his rifle

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    Default 4th Reconstruction Task Force – Afghanistan

    [FONT=Verdana]Australian Soldiers from the 4th Reconstruction Task Force, conducting handover patrols around the streets of Tarin Kowt, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. 2008[/FONT]

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    Default Explosive Ordnance Disposal

    [FONT=Verdana]Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts and assets from 15 Combat Engineer Troop (15 CE Tp), 3 Combat Engineer Regiment (3 CER) have been attached to the ANZAC Battle Group as part of Cooperative Spirit 08. Responsible for Counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) tasks throughout the ANZAC Battle Group Area of Operations, they have been called into the town of Nurgal to render safe a suspicious package and vehicle. Local residents want their community to be free from the threat posed by IEDs, which indiscriminately endangers the safety of their people and have requested ANZAC Battle Group assistance. Local residents have been moved to safe distance and infantry soldiers have set up a cordon while EOD experts and assets conduct the delicate task to remove the threat posed to the townspeople.[/FONT]

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    (Front left to right) SGT Terry James and LT Travis Day from 3 CER, attached with the ANZAC Battle Group operate a remote-control EOD robot in a Counter-IED tasking in Nurgal as other soldiers provide overwatch during Cooperative Spirit 08.



    PTE Kynan Hunt and other members of 8 Platoon, Combat Team Charlie provide overwatch during a Counter-IED tasking at Cooperative Spirit 08



    Having checked out a suspicious vehicle and package via a remote control EOD robot, SGT Terry James from 3 CER and attached to the ANZAC Battle Group, further investigates during a Counter-IED tasking in Nurgal at Cooperative Spirit 08.



    Under the watchful eyes of other soldiers, SGT Terry James from 3 CER and attached to the ANZAC Battle Group, moves toward a suspicious package for further exploitation during a Counter-IED tasking in Nurgal at Cooperative Spirit 08.



    (Front left to right) SPR Marc Plant and SPR Tom Meyer from 3 CER and attached to the ANZAC Battle Group, conduct site exploitation on a suspect IED site during a Counter-IED tasking in Nurgal at Cooperative Spirit 08.



    Local ‘villagers’ in Nurgal watch from a safe distance as ANZAC Battle Group staff conduct Counter-IED tasking in their town as an Australian soldier looks on during Cooperative Spirit 08.

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    Default Australian and Dutch soldiers conduct patrols - 2008

    [FONT=Verdana]Australian, Dutch and Afghan soldiers conduct patrols in preparation to hand over the Patrol Base Qudus which was build by the Reconstruction Task Force in Baluchi, Afghanistan.[/FONT]

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