March Defence News – Army, Air Force, Navy
The Defence Newspapers – March 2017
KEY FORCE: Aussie and Kiwi soldiers of Task Group Taji 4 train Iraqi police for Mosul mission – COVER, PAGES 4-5
ARMY BIRTHDAY: Soldiers celebrate Army’s 116 years of service to the nation: PAGE 2
BUSHMASTER BASICS: 7 Bde soldiers train Fijian troops on Bushmaster PMVs ahead of the sale of 10 refitted vehicles to the island nation – PAGE 3
WARTIME MASSACRE: ADF nurses pay homage to their forebears 75 years after an horrific wartime atrocity claimed the lives of 21 Australian Army nurses in WWII – CENTREPIECE
SHIPWRECK HUNTER: One Townsville-based soldier’s unique hobby is helping piece together Australia’s turbulent maritime history – PAGE 19
AND IN SPORT: Triathletes head to NSW South Coast for Huskisson Triathlon Festival – BACK PAGE
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SHOW STOPPERS: Air Force reveals its fifth-generation muscle after the EA-18G Growler and the F-35A Lightning II debuted at the Australian International Airshow. Pages 2-3.
FOCUS ON PAIN RELIEF: Air Combat Group has embarked on a program designed to reduce the incidence of neck and back pain in fighter pilots. – Page 5.
PUT BREAST CANCER ON THE RADAR: LACW Tracey McCarthy reveals why she is spreading the word of earlier screening after her own brush with cancer. – Page 14.
REAL DIAMONDS: How Nos. 32 and 34 Squadrons celebrated their respective 75th anniversaries. – Centrepiece.
And in sport: SQNLDR Tracey McCarthy’s true grit at the Huskisson Triathlon Festival; ADF members at a Nordic skiing and biathlon exercise in Germany. – Page 19.
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MAJOR MILESTONES: Navy commemorates its 116th birthday , and the 75th anniversaries of the fall of Singapore and bombing of Darwin – Pages 1-3 and 7-9
MIGHTY WORKLOAD: CO HMAS Adelaide CAPT Jonathon Earley relishes the ship’s schedule – Pages 4-5
CLEAN SWEEP: Navies from various nations converge on Western Australia for Exercise Ocean Explorer – Centre
POWER ON: Broken ribs were no barrier for an officer competing in teh Husskison Triathlon