20 April 2017 Edition of Navy, Army, and Airforce News OUT NOW!
NAVY NEWS GOES MOBILE: We have launched an official FREE app for viewing current and past editions online. The app is available through iTunes for iOS smart phones and tablets, and Google Play for Android devices. Simply search ‘Navy News Australia’ in either the Apple store or Google Play.
Don’t miss all the coverage from around the Fleet in your fortnightly online copy of Navy News. Items in this edition include:
CRASH COURSE: HMAS Ballarat crew members put through their paces during a helicopter crash-on-deck exercise and simulated fire – Pages 1 and 3.
HONOUR FOR SELECT FEW: Veterans of the Battle of the Coral Sea, who have been invited to attend a commemoration in New York, recall their amazing combat experiences – Centre.
FEMALES LEAD THE WAY: Women outnumber the male recruits at a graduation parade for the first time – Page 17.
And in sport:
WAVE OF SUCCESS: Navy dominates the Interservice Surfing Championships – Pages 22 and 24.
ROAD TO READY: Exercise Silicon Brolga may have been cut short by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, but it still proved a challenging hit-out for the 800 troops of the 1RAR Battle Group as 3 Bde prepares to come online – COVER, CENTRE
CYCLONE RECOVERY: Soldiers have been integral in the clean-up efforts across North Queensland following Tropical Cyclone Debbie – PAGES 2-5
IN FLANDERS FIELDS: Mud of the Western Front once hampered our diggers and consumed the bodies of their fallen comrades. Now that mud has been scattered on a newly dedicated commemorative garden at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra – PAGE 7
TAJI TRAINING SUCCESS: Iraqi Army soldiers are embracing the benefits of Aussie and Kiwi military expertise at the Taji Military Complex near Baghdad – PAGES 8-9
BUILDING CAPABILITY FROM THE GROUND UP: A shooting trial to align with the introduction of the EF88 is reaping rewards at Kapooka – PAGES 14-15
AND IN SPORT: Capt James McKew, of ADFA, has made the Australian wingsuiting team and will compete in the US in November – BACK PAGE
Stories online: All stories featured in Army can now be read in a call-out box, rather than zooming in on the page. To read a story, click on the headline above the story. A box will appear with the full body text of the article. To close the story, click anywhere on the screen outside the borders of the call-out box.
The April 20 edition of your fortnightly Air Force newspaper is now available.
CUTTING-EDGE TRAINING: How Exercise Diamond Shield got the ball rolling towards developing fifth-generation warfighters at the Air Warfare Centre. – Pages 16-17.
STOMPING THE PTSD STIGMA: The Air Force, Navy and Army ensigns flew over the highest point in Australia to raise the awareness of PTSD. – Page 2.
WANTED: WOMEN AS FAST-JET PILOTS: Air Combat Group has implemented recommendations from an Australian Human Rights Commission report to improve the recruitment and training of female fast-jet pilots and aircrew in Air Force. – Page 4.
A YEAR OLDER, BUT YOUNG AT HEART: A wrap-up of how we celebrated our 96th anniversary. – Pages 14-15
HISTORIC MOMENT: Our new History and Heritage Branch is coming to life to bring the story of our people to a wider audience. – Centre
And in sport: Our skydivers were on target at the National Skydiving Championships, and camaraderie flowed at the Interservice Surfing Championships in NSW. – Page 23.
How to read Air Force News stories online: All stories can now be read in a call-out box, rather than zooming in on the page. To read a story, click on the headline above the story. A box will appear with the full body text of the article. To close the story, click anywhere on the screen outside the borders of the call-out box.