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12 February 2007
A day in the life of the members at the Gleno detachment

A day in the life of the members serving at the Gleno detachment, Timor-Leste, is filled with a variety of rewarding activities. These include a balanced mix of community-engagement and security activities such as organised sporting games, vehicle mounted/ foot patrols and vehicle check points.

This balance is important to foster a positive working relationship with the local Timorese community and to ensure that the ADF's involvement in the area contributes to the stability and security of the local residents.

Operation ASTUTE is the Australian Government's response to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in restoring peace to their country.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has deployed to Timor-Leste with a mission to assist the Government and the United Nations to bring stability, security and confidence to the Timorese to allow them to resolve their differences democratically and peacefully.

Following a general improvement in the security situation and the establishment of a comprehensive commercial logistic support contract, logistic elements of the ADF no longer required for these duties have returned to Australia, leaving about 800 ADF personnel in Timor-Leste. This force will remain in Timor-Leste continuing to provide a robust response capability to support the United Nations Police force.

Police from Australia and 24 other nations throughout the world provide security in Dili. The ADF provides support to these police operations as required.

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is working alongside the ADF to assist with this mission.