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Pillow Talk

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Commander’s Desk

HELLO, I’m COL Damian Hill and I have the privilege of being appointed to the position of Acting Commander of 3rd Brigade. The...

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City Desk

HELLO, everybody Townsville is a proud garrison city and we value the role Defence personnel play in the freedom of our country and the...

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RAAF Roundup

MARCH has been quite busy with the base visited by Commander Combat Support Group, Chief of the Defence Force, Commander Joint...

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Army Birthday

COMD 3Bde BRIG Chis Field and his wife Sarah Kendall hosted a small cocktail function at Jezzine House last month to mark the Army’s...

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Op Qld Assist

THE response to Cyclone Debbie has been swift and comperehensive. Even before the cyclone struck, Joint Task Force 661 was established...

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Ready to be ready

THE 1RAR Battle Group was arrayed neatly on the parade ground as it prepared to deploy to the TFTA at High Range on exercise. The 800...

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RBG prepares

THE 1RAR Battlegroup continues to prepare to take on the responsibility of being the Army’s Ready Battle Group from July 1. CO 1RAR...

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First 2017 exercises

THE first major exercise of the year was conducted at the Townsville Field Training Area at High Range last month - Ex Silicon Brolga...

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Legacy revamp

THE Townsville Legacy Club could be turned upside down in coming months. And club members... from patron to president and board...

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Combat shooting

SOLDIERS from 3RAR and supporting units practised sidearm weapon handling drills on the range at Mount Stuart Training Area last month....

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A half century

THE Australian Army passed a significant milestone on January 2. That was the first day in more than 50 years it carried out business...

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Women’s Day

BE bold for change was the theme for International Women’s Day and 3Bde marked it by hearing from Townsville Fire head coach Claudia...

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Warfighter Seminar

THE 3rd Brigade War Fighting Seminar was conducted in Townsville last month. Key topics included a focus on operational preparation,...

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Suburban Savagery

W HEN he retired from the regular Army, military public affairs officer MAJ Al Green set himself an annual challenge to help him...

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Ladies who lunch

Old friend were reunited at the luncheon gathering of Legacy clients who became friends in the Lady Birds club. They met at Tom's...

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Germany beckons

KAYLA Singleton is a Defence kid on a mission... she’s been invited to an exclusive summer school in Germany, and she needs $3500 to...

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Tackling Aussie rules

ONE is a rugby league fan, the other a former boxer but now 1RAR soldiers Kertisha Thompson and Taylah Gentzen are tackling Aussie...

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Explore Townsville

BACK in the early 80s, I visited Ravenswood as a little kid with my family. I was told it was a ghost town, as there wasn’t a lot to...

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Passion for football

PTE Brooke Moselen is as far as it is possible to be from the disappointment of being rejected by Army recruiters because of a broken...

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Book review

IF there is one resource to begin with when researching Townsville’s Soldiers of WWI, this book is it. A labour of love for more than a...

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Kandahar needs a tidy-up

KANDAHAR airfield – KAF in the trade - is massive. The sprawling multinational base covers some 600 sq km has the busiest single...

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Hammett and son

THE Tiger Moth buzzed low overhead before making a perfect landing on a ridge-top paddock the size of a couple of rugby fields. Along...

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If the hat fits

A CASUAL conversation at the kitchen table in Neil Weekes’ Thuringowa house led to him becoming a newspaper reporter in a warzone. And,...

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Wheelchair Basketball

WHEELCHAIR basketball was turning out to be the “next step” in fully integrating different sections of the community, Ambassdor for...

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War diary unread

WITH little regard for regulations and sound advice, young National Serviceman 2LT Neil Weekes kept a diary of his experiences in...

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Soldier for community

The wars may be over for former career soldier BRIG Neil Weekes, but he is still engaged in skirmishes he is determined to win. One is...

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Vale Neil Weekes

TOWNSVILLE identity and “military elder” BRIG Neil Weekes AM, MC was farewelled during a military funeral on March 15. He died on March...

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