A few of the 82 Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Afghanistan, as part of Operation Highroad who also served on Operation Slipper gather in Kabul to celebrate the Operation Slipper Welcome Home Parades taking place throughout Australia on Saturday, 21 March 2015. Since Australia commenced deployments to Afghanistan, around 34,500 Australian Defence Force personnel, Australian Public Service employees and Australian Federal Police have deployed to the Middle East Region.
RAAF personnel on Operation OKRA in the Middle East Region recently completed the Colour Run, a United States Air Force (USAF) charity run supporting their Sexual Assault Prevention Response Program.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszuk MP met with Members of the Australian Army's Emergency Support Force (ESF) during a tour of areas affected by Cyclone Marcia in Central Queensland. Accompanied by senior members of the Queensland Police Force and Commander 3rd Brigade Brigadier Roger Noble, the Premier thanked combat engineers working to clear deadfall and restore access to the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens.
The crew of HMAS Success celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's 114th Birthday while on watch, deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. The youngest member of Ship's Company, Melissa Sirett who is 19 years of age, joined the Commanding Officer, Captain Justin Jones, to cut the magnificent cake created by the Chefs of Success for morning tea. The cake was distributed around the ship so that other members of the crew who were on watch received a celebratory slice of birthday action.
RAAF and US Air Force Military Working Dog handlers and Security forces personnel gather after an impressive display of take-down techniques by USAF Military Working Dogs in the Middle East Region.