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Pillow Talk

PILLOW Talk and Domain Central and Fairfield has introduced a special Defence discount – 20 per cent – for anybody who is a Defence...


City Desk

Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie tested us at the end of March but what I saw was a community well prepared, resilient and willing to help...


Planned recovery

FIRST it was brawn, now it was brains 3Bde could provide for Queensland to recover from Cyclone Debbie. Joint Task Force 661, raised at...


Digger Dollars

DIGGER Dollars has again jackpotted, as none of the NSCnews Members could claim it. The cash prize is now worth a cool $3000. The draw...


RAAF Roundup

APRIL 2017 was yet another busy month for RAAF Townsville exercises and events and of course, ANZAC Day. Defence Recruiting requested...


Code-breakers display

TOWNSVILLE’S code breakers played an important support role during WWII. One of the many activities that were happening in Townsville...


All Paws step up

LCPL Toby Tebiass, 3CSSB’s lively young cattle dog mascot will lead from the front during the Battalion’s latest charity effort. The...


Stepping up

ACTING Commander 3Bde COL Damian Hill is finding out on the run, the true depth of his agility and adaptability. Quietly going about...


Children’s medals

DCOMD 3Bde LTCOL James Smith presented childrens medallions to acknowledge the absence of their parents on deployment....


Promise kept

THERE were lots of tears, but a lot more smiles at the launch of a book about the WWI soldiers honoured on the city’s cenotaph....


ANZAC Day 2017

ANZAC Day should be as personal as family for every Australian, regardless of their country of origin, A/COMD 3Bde COL Damian Hill told...


Thundering Hooves

FORMER soldier Mark McCormack finds nothing is more calming than watching his horses run... even if it is a heart-in-mouth,...


Task Group Taji-V

TASK Group Taji-V wrapped up its Mission Rehearsal Exercise at Lavarack Barracks last month. The 300-strong task group will be...


Military at ANZAC match

TOWNSVILLE military provided the pomp and ceremony to mark the Cowboys match in the ANZAC round on April 22. A tri-service flag party,...



WITH the biggest archeological dig in western Queensland fast approaching, the members of the Cameleers are now working at a tempo with...


Timor-Leste visit

T HE Townsville RSL hosted an official international delegation last month. Although a minor illness preventing him from flying...


RAAFie stalwarts

TWENTY years after they left the RAAF, Doug and Barbara Bower still wear the uniform virtually every day. Doug Bower was born...


Easter at Geckos

Staff at the Geckos Family Centre got the Dress Order of the Day all mixed up during the centre’s Easter activities, much to the...


Ulysses Dancers

RED is the colour of blood, of love and joy, of power and hate. What does red mean to you? This question is explored in this year’s...


ERF Cyclone Debbie

JOINT Task Force 661 was disbanded just before Easter, and with it, the Emergency Response Force manned by engineers from 3CER and...


Explore Townsville

I HAVE been watching videos of people’s sailing travels around the world, and without doubt, they have visited stunningly beautiful,...


Coolburra Shield

THE Coolburra Shield, played each year between Army and the Palm Island Skipjacks was the dream of legendary NQ soldier and community...