Brent Jeffrey from Patterson Lakes has come a long way since being crowned Australian ballroom dancing champion and joining the Royal Australian Air Force.
HMAS Tobruk has completed its mission in the Philippines and is returning to Australia with a load of Army engineer machinery, vehicles and 35 Army personnel.
Australia's Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft deployment to Afghanistan has been extended providing high resolution Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance support until July 2014.
Afghan National Security Forces formally assumed responsibility for security in Uruzgan province.
HMAS Tobruk has been working with the World Food Programme and other aid organisations to get much-needed supplies to remote islands in the Philippines while deployed on Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.
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