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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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RAAF Roundup

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

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Code-breakers display

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

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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...

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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...

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Children’s medals

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

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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....

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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...

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Thundering Hooves

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

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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...

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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,...

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Cameleers

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

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Timor-Leste visit

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

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RAAFie stalwarts

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Explore Townsville

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

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Coolburra Shield

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

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