Remembrances

DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN

Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith (Travis Fimmel) and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced...

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NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER THE KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE

NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER THE KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE

NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER THE KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE TOMORROW (27th July) marks 66 years since the Korean War Armistice was signed, ending three years of war in Korea. Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester is encouraging all Australians to pause and...

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Photo exhibition thanks Australian service men and women

Photo exhibition thanks Australian service men and women

PHOTO EXHIBITION THANKS AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN A photographic exhibition titled ‘Thank you for your service’ showcasing the diversity of current Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, veterans, and their families, will go on display today at Sydney’s Anzac...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – RECOGNISING WOMEN IN WAR TIME

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – RECOGNISING WOMEN IN WAR TIME

TODAY as we celebrate International Women’s Day and recognise the achievements of all women, we pay a special thanks to those who have supported and served our country abroad and on the home front. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester acknowledged the women...

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Photo exhibition thanks Australian service men and women

VIRTUAL REALITY BRINGS AUSTRALIAN REMEMBRANCE TRAIL TO LIFE

VIRTUAL reality technology and stunning 360-degree drone footage are bringing the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front to Australians across the world, through an Anzac 360 app featuring interactive videos. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and...

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Photo exhibition thanks Australian service men and women

WHO DO YOU REMEMBER DURING A MINUTE’S SILENCE?

IN the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australians are being encouraged to take a moment to reflect on who they will be thinking about during the minute’s silence at 11am on 11 November and share it using the hashtag, #1MS (1 Minute’s Silence). As part of promoting #1MS,...

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Photo exhibition thanks Australian service men and women

JUST ASK ABOUT YOUR MILITARY HISTORY, YOU MIGHT BE AMAZED

AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to Just Ask questions within their families and make enquiries online to see if they have a lost family connection to one of the almost two million people who have served Australia in wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations over...

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FEMALE VETERANS SHARE THEIR UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

FEMALE VETERANS SHARE THEIR UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

HEADLINING a week of events honouring our current and former female Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, the third Female Veterans Policy Forum is bringing together a large, diverse group of female veterans to share their unique perspectives on life during and...

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HONOURING WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO OUR DEFENCE

HONOURING WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO OUR DEFENCE

COMMUNITY, business, political and Defence leaders have come together to honour women whose lives and families have been affected by their service with the Australian Defence Force at a Wreath Laying Ceremony and National Dinner Event in Canberra. Minister for...

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COMMEMORATING THE SERVICE OF MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS

COMMEMORATING THE SERVICE OF MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS

COMMEMORATING THE SERVICE OF MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS KNOWN as Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Day, today recognises Australian military personnel who served in two historical campaigns - the Malayan Emergency (1948–1960), and the Indonesian Confrontation, or...

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