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CONTACT Newsletter 51

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT Newsletter 51

Aussie Invictus team bring 51 medals home

 

Australia’s Invictus Games team arrived home last week, thrilled with their personal results – and their collective 51 medals from this year’s games.

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FEATURED BLOGS

 

FUN, FEAR, FRIVOLITY – Chapter 33

 

The rainy season settles in and Alpha Company is rotating between the jungle, the mountains and the swamps – transported by some pretty slick choppers.

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K9 Training Session #6 – Puppy Classes

 

In this lesson, Melanie Scott goes back to the beginning – Puppy Classes.

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Talking to civvies – change your jargon

 

All industries develop their own jargon and acronyms. If you're leaving Defence, Tom Moore has sound advice on learning a new 'language'.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Two million visitors in 9 months

 

From 1 Jan to 30 Sept this year, CONTACT has recorded 2,039,533 page visits on our web site – and an average 40,628 unique visitors per month.
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C-17 non-stop paradrop in Antarctica

 

A RAAF MRTT refuelled a C-17 on 20 September during a non-stop para-drop of supplies to scientists at Davis research station in Antarctica.

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HMAS Adelaide made to feel small in Jakarta

 

HMAS Adelaide recently navigated in and out of Jakarta, Indonesia, with crew saying the Royal Australian Navy’s largest ever ship felt small compared to others in the very busy harbour.

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GG saddles up for Afghan visit

 

Governor-General of Australia General Sir Peter Cosgrove visited Australian Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan this week.

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Vanuatu assist after volcanic threat

 

See our ongoing coverage of Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces' assistance to Vanuatu as a volcano threatens to erupt – here.

 

 

Up to 80% off at Military Shop – getting ready for building works

 

 

 

Collins subs off projects-of-concern list

 

The government announced this week that the Collins-class submarine program has been removed from the ‘projects of concern’ list.

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Australia charting authority for Solomons

 

Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Infrastructure Development has formally assigned the Primary Charting Authority (PCA) role for Solomon Islands to Australia.

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Menin Gate Lions to be replicated/gifted

 

Australia will produce replicas of the Menin Gate Lions and gift them to the Belgian city of Ieper in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Australian sacrifice in Flanders during WWI.

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Will ADFA turn out Space Cadets

– after RAAF invests in Cubesats

 

Uni NSW Canberra (at ADFA) has signed a $9.96 million contract with the RAAF to enhance Australia’s future Defence space capability.

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Invictus Games coverage

 

Invictus Games 2017 now finished. Find all our coverage – here.

 

 

 

CONTACT CADETS

 

6 Wing high fliers part 3 – Hoinville Award

 

Three staff from No 6 Wing AAFC were recently awarded the Hoinville Award for Services to Operations by the Gliding Federation of Australia.

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More 6 Wing Cadets in the air and on air

 

Two more Australian Air Force Cadets from No 6 (City of Adelaide) Wing were interviewed recently on Radio Adelaide’s “Service Voices”.

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MILITARY FITNESS

 

What are you actually training for?

 

What’s your real goal? Are you doing this just for fun – or, do you actually want to be a tactical-environment athlete?

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MILITARY FITNESS – ARCHIVES

 

Access the complete archive of more than 40 military-fitness-focused articles written specifically for CONTACT by Don Stevenson

HERE...

 

 

 

Help yourself and Soldier On in 2017

 

Beat the Beep Test and Couch to Commando are two popular e-books by Don Stevenson that can really help achieve your fitness goals. And, thanks to Don's generosity, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Soldier On.

Find both books here...

 

 

 

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