Monthly Archives: January 2019

Potential involvement in civilian casualty incident in Mosul, 13 June 2017

Defence can confirm that an Australian airstrike or nearby Coalition airstrikes in the Al Shafaar neighbourhood of Mosul on 13 June 2017 may have caused civilian casualties.

An Australian investigation found that it is not possible to determine the number of civilian casualties that occurred as a result of the airstrikes. The Coalition assesses that between six and 18 civilians may have been killed.

It is also not possible to determine if the civilian casualties occurred as a result of the Australian airstrike, the nearby Coalition airstrikes, or from other actors.

Exercise Boss Lift highlights benefits of employing reservists

In the jungles of Malaysia, 19 Australian senior executives from private and public organisations will receive a taste of life in the Army Reserve during Exercise Boss Lift 2019.

Exercise Boss Lift is a Department of Defence program designed to show employers the training, skills and experience that the Australian Defence Force Reserve service provides.

Employers will witness their employees and other Australian Army Reserve soldiers conduct infantry minor tactics such as patrolling, ambushes and section attacks.

Air Force tests capabilities at Exercise RED FLAG

The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed more than 370 personnel and eight aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare training at Exercise RED FLAG Nellis 19-1 in the United States.
Air Commander Australia, Air Vice-Marshal Steve Roberton said there were a number of benefits of Australia participating in the exercise.
“Royal Australian Air Force will train with the United States Air Force (USAF), United States Navy and the Royal Air Force in a complex reconstruction of a modern battlespace,” Air Vice-Marshal Roberton said.

Chief of the Defence Force visit to the Pacific

Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, travelled to Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji and Solomon Islands from 20-25 January 2019.

General Campbell was accompanied by the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Andrew Colvin APM OAM, Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Michael Outram APM and the Deputy Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Peter Vickery.

Let the competition begin: ADF snowsports team arrives in Europe

More than 30 Australian Defence Force (ADF) athletes arrived in Europe ahead of the United Kingdom (UK) Armed Forces Inter-Services Snowsports Championships as part of Exercise Alpine Challenge 2019.

The Exercise will run from 12 January to 10 February 2019 and involves training and competition in a variety of exciting winter sports disciplines against the UK Armed Forces.