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The article by Rory Callinan in The Australian on 20 April 2018, “Flying fuel tanker’s landing ‘bungled’, twice” is misleading and irresponsible. To assert, as The Australian did, that Air Force KC-30A MRTT aircraft have been involved in safety incidents “involving bungled or unusual landing attempts” when landing at Australian airports and...

Royal Australian Navy’s HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have completed concurrent port visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, as part of a three month South East Asia deployment. During the port visit to Subic Bay, Anzac and Success conducted a logistic resupply, as well as local engagements with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and...

The following statement was provided to the website bernardgaynor.com.au on Monday 9 April 2018 following approaches to Defence for comment on the allegations raised by the website. Response to questions from Bernard Gaynor As Defence has stated, in media statements and during the 29 February Senate Estimates hearing, this matter was the subject of...

Below the surface of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Navy Clearance Divers will be searching the waterways to ensure they are safe and secure for a successful Games. Around 30 Navy personnel are at the Gold Coast providing support to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) with security planning and operations in and around the city's famous...

Australia's Federation Guard (AFG) welcomed Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwell with a Royal Guard in honour of their arrival in Australia for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Royal couple were greeted at Brisbane's Old Government House by a 21 Gun Salute and welcomed by the Queen's representative in...

Army engineers are teaming up with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to provide security for the largest sporting event to be held in Australia this decade. More than 350 engineers from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) are on the Gold Coast providing QPS with low-risk search capability for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. With 71 nations...

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today met with members of the Australian Army’s Regional Force Surveillance Group, including soldiers from the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), at the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin. Commander of the Regional Force Surveillance Group, Colonel John Papalitsas, welcomed The Prince of Wales and...

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today presented the Duke of Gloucester’s Cup to the crew of Hydrographic Ship (HS) Blue Crew at HMAS Cairns. The Duke of Gloucester’s Cup is awarded annually to the Royal Australian Navy unit that has demonstrated the highest level of overall proficiency in the previous year and is customarily presented by the...

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed 23 personnel and a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft from 37 Squadron to take part in Exercise Green Flag in the United States. Exercise Green Flag is a major joint force training event for the United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Army. It is hosted by the 34th Combat Training...

A number of United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Bombers have arrived at RAAF Darwin to participate in Enhanced Air Cooperation. RAAF Base Darwin is hosting the bombers while they take part in training activities with the Australian Defence Force in designated military airspace near RAAF Base Williamtown until early April. Enhanced...