2nd Commando Regiment Bearer Party carry Lance Corporal Todd Chidgey's casket from a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster to his family, members of the 2nd Commando Regiment and the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO.
In June 2014 the Townsville-based 3rd Brigade conducted a Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA) at the Townsville Field Training Area to prepare for Exercise Hamel. The CATA focused on the conduct of high end, mid-intensity foundation warfighting concluding with a brigade level live-fire exercise as the final activity. 3rd Brigade is at the forefront of force modernisation programs designed to create a more potent and versatile fighting force. 3rd Brigade is in the Ready Phase of Army’s Force Generation Cycle and will provide the bulk of individuals and force elements to known operations and contingency tasking.
On 7 March 2012, the Minister for Defence, Secretary of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Force jointly announced a strategy for cultural change and reinforcement in Defence and the Australian Defence Force.
Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) provide detailed explanations and justifications of the proposed appropriations to Defence in Appropriation Bills (Nos 1 and 2). PBS related media releases are also available.