Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence

 
Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Australian Defence Force
Parliamentary Program 2019
Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Message from the Minister for
Defence Personnel Darren Chester
I’m proud to present the Australian Defence Force
Parliamentary Program (ADFPP) for 2019.
The Program provides a unique opportunity for Senators
and Members of Parliament to walk in the boots of our
servicemen and women and gain an understanding of the
work of our ADF personnel.
As parliamentarians, we carry the responsibility of
potentially sending our servicemen and women into
harm’s way, knowing the physical and emotional cost of
this service and the impact this has on families and loved
ones.
I encourage all Senators and Members to take the
opportunity to participate in an ADFPP option and
experience the professionalism, skill and dedication of our
world-class defence force. Regardless of which activity
you elect to undertake, I am confident you will find it
challenging, enlightening and rewarding.
The ADFPP also includes an exchange element, where
Senators and Members host an ADF member during a
sitting week of parliament. The mutual understanding
and respect achieved through this aspect of the Program
cannot be overstated.
The 2019 ADFPP provides a diverse range of activities and
I encourage all Senators and Members to take the time
to consider the options available, and I hope to see you
taking part in this valuable Program.

The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Defence Personnel

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Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Welcome to the ADF
Parliamentary Program from VCDF
Welcome to the 2019 Australian Defence Force                   There are also a number of other engaging experiences
Parliamentary Program (ADFPP). The Australian Defence          showcasing the depth and breadth of the ADF including
Force, together with the Minister for Defence Personnel,       our logistics and health assets in support of operations
the Honourable Darren Chester MP, is proud to present          and exercises.
this highly successful Program, now in its nineteenth year.    The 2019 Program includes an impressive range of
The ADF is known and respected around the world for            options. However, in order to enable such opportunities,
its professionalism and formidable military capability. The    all parliamentarians need to be aware of the safety and
Navy, Army and Air Force work closely together in defence      security risks associated with a continually evolving
of our nation and in support of a range of operations in       operational environment. While the ADF is honoured to
Australia and around the world. The ADFPP offers a rare        welcome you among us, we would ask that you take any
opportunity for our elected representatives to experience      precautions and regulations seriously.
everyday life in the ADF and gain a better understanding of    I join with the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus
how Australia’s serving men and women defend Australia         Campbell AO, DSC, the Service Chiefs and the wider
and its national interests in complex and changing             Defence community, in thanking you for your ongoing
environments.                                                  support for the ADFPP and inviting all parliamentarians to
The 2019 Program showcases the remarkable diversity of         take advantage of this unique program.
ADF operations and the varied physical environment our
people work in. As well as our continued commitments to
operations around the globe, 2019 will see the ADF host
Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, a combined United States
and Australia bilateral Field Training Exercise conducted in
Central Queensland. Other options include taking to the
seas in a submarine off the coast of Western Australia or
a surface combatant ship near New South Wales, joining
one of the Army’s multi-role combat brigades in the field
and experiencing first-hand the fire power of these units.
If you feel extra adventurous and want to push yourself,
you may wish to take part in a special operations training
exercise.
                                                               Vice Admiral David Johnston AO RAN
In late 2018 we welcomed to Australia the first F35 Joint      Vice Chief of the Defence Force
Strike Fighters, enhancing our air capabilities. You may
wish to see the impact of the introduction of this fifth
generation capability by visiting one of our airbases around
Australia.

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Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Ms Madeleine King MP
    Member for Brand, Western Australia

    It was a great privilege to spend three days living and       Garden Island is a beautiful part of the world. One morning
    working with Defence personnel on HMAS Stirling, as part      I joined a group of Polly Farmer Foundation students on a
    of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program.        bike ride around the island. At dawn I could stand on the
    HMAS Stirling on Garden Island sits just five kilometres      beach and look out over my hometown, across Cockburn
    off Rockingham in my electorate, so not only was the          Sound and Mangles Bay to Rockingham Beach. It was
    Program a chance to learn more about the great work of        a reminder of how lucky I am to represent this incredible
    our Royal Australian Navy, it was a chance to spend some      place and the amazing people who work on Garden Island
    quality time with my constituents.                            and serve of our nation.
    For those few days on the ADF Parliamentary Program,          I wish to thank all the men and women serving on HMAS
    the Navy welcomed me as one of their own. I donned their      Stirling for taking me in and being so welcoming. It was
    uniform and visited the firefighting training and emergency   an honour to spend such meaningful time with the great
    training areas, the submarine rescue facility and toured      women and men who serve my community and the
    the HMAS Ballarat frigate. I even got to work in the galley   nation. Even more so, it was a privilege to share in the
    and hear about the challenge of feeding thousands of          lives of my constituents, working alongside the sailors that
    personnel.                                                    work and live in my electorate. It’s not every day an MP
                                                                  gets that experience and I am very grateful.
                                                                  I would encourage all MPs to set aside the time to
                                                                  participate in the ADFPP. It is a rewarding, challenging,
                                                                  fun and unequal opportunity to learn more about the lives
                                                                  and experiences of the men and women of the Australian
                                                                  Defence Force.

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Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Mr Ben Morton MP
Member for Tangney, Western Australia

Our ability to live safely and securely here in Australia        The last stages of training involved “defensive operations”
is built on the hard work, commitment, honour and                where Borneo platoon had dug in for a number of
dedication of those who serve as members of the                  days before they had a series of mock attacks against
Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF Parliamentary            them. That platoon then went on to their final stages of
Program (ADFPP) allows Members of Parliament to                  assessment, in a process rightly named ‘hardcore’.
spend a week with the ADF to better understand how
                                                                 As part of the week-long exercises, I camped out
they operate, how they interact with each other and the
                                                                 overnight in the field. While I learnt a lot about the ADF,
important work they do.
                                                                 I also think those ADF members were pleased to learn
My first experience with the ADFPP saw me visit ADF              that Members of Parliament are everyday Aussies making
members serving overseas in the Middle East region and           a contribution in a different way; that we are eager to
specifically in Afghanistan. While deployed I saw first-hand     respect their contribution by learning from them directly
the professionalism of our ADF members overseas. But             about what they do and how they do it. I suspect they
that professionalism and skill didn’t just materialise. It was   might have also enjoyed the real demonstration of the
grown, built and developed by those in the ADF who train         usefulness of “simunition” on me in training as opposed to
young men and women from communities right around                blanks… It was a compelling lesson.
Australia.
That’s why in my second year I wanted to learn more
about the training to become an infantryman. I attended
the School of Infantry at the Lone Pine Barracks at
Singleton in New South Wales where I spent time with
the Coral and Borneo platoons, learning the theory and
participating in practical exercises. In both platoons were
young ADF Gap-year members who were experiencing a
full year in the life of the ADF. It was important to see two
different platoons about five weeks apart in their training in
order to see the difference not only in skill, but in attitude
and confidence developed over this time.

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Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
The Hon Damian Drum MP
    Member for Murray, Victoria

    In early October 2018 I was fortunate to participate in the
    Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program (ADFPP)
    with a seven-day deployment to the Middle East.
    The lead up to the trip is daunting in the fact that you don’t
    really know what to expect, you get a few snippets from
    other members of parliament that have been on similar
    trips but it’s unlike preparing for any other trip or vacation.
    Whilst the Program gives a grown man, with a child’s
    passion for adventure, the opportunity to drive a
    bushmaster, shoot a pistol, a machine gun and take off
    and land a Hercules from the cockpit, it gave participants
    so much more!
    Because you get thrown into the induction program
    with the other troops, you quickly became part of the
    team. You have the same early starts, work out in the
    searing heat together, and endure the language of military
    acronyms by the dozen through countless briefings. You
    learn how to attach a tourniquet with one hand whilst
    being shot at in full body armour that restricts your
    movements and flexibility to that of an aged care resident
    and you learn that while this may be repetitive for our
    troops, it may well be a life and death lesson!
    The ADFPP gives parliamentarians a great insight into
    the deployed lives of our Defence Force, including their
    capabilities and seeing first-hand their discipline, their
    attention to detail, their commitment and their humility.
    It was an absolute privilege to meet so many ADF
    members of the highest calibre. They are a credit not just
    to their Service, but to their families and their country. The
    Program also gave me a much greater understanding of
    the role our troops are playing in keeping our country safe
    from the wrath of terrorism in all its different forms.
    Thank you all for the opportunity.

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Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Senator Kimberley Kitching
Senator for Victoria

Standing on the hill at the Afghan National Army’s training    fair that we make these decisions based on observation
base, looking out to a warlord’s compound in one direction     and briefings of the conditions under which the ADF has
and observing the training exercises we are helping to         to work, so that parliamentarians understand the most
deliver in another; to visiting the military museum on the     serious decision we make. This Program not only provides
base containing artefacts collected from centuries of          that understanding, but also offers the opportunity to
war in that country; and being able to meet members            observe the intense and professional training that our
of today’s Australian Defence Force and hear their             servicemen and women undertake.
experiences has been something I will always remember.         I want to thank everyone from the ADF and the
Over the past year I have had the privilege of visiting both   Department of Defence whose professionalism and
Iraq and Afghanistan, meeting with the men and women           courtesy made my participation in the ADFPP both a
of the ADF who are serving with such distinction in those      pleasure and a valuable learning experience. I look forward
countries. Many people might assume that the conflicts         to participating in the Program again in 2019. I am a better
in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, but the ADF is there         human being and a better representative for it.
working with the respective national defence forces to help
them help their countries.
I also had the privilege of observing the RIMPAC naval
exercise, in which the RAN plays such a prominent role.
RIMPAC, the largest and most complex military exercise
in the world, involves more than 25,000 personnel and 47
ships from the navies of 25 countries.
The Pacific Ocean is now the focus of the world’s great
power rivalries. Australia, as a good global citizen,
upholds the rules-based order and has a vital interest in
the security of this region, not only as a trade-dependent
Pacific nation. The opportunity of attending RIMPAC
to see firsthand the commitment of so many of our
friends and allies working together was a very reassuring
experience.
Members of this Parliament have the sombre responsibility
of sending ADF members into harm’s way. We expect
them to perform dangerous and difficult work in hostile
environments, while also demanding that they adhere to
the highest standards of ethical conduct. I think it is only
Parliamentary Program 2019 - Australian Defence Force - Department of Defence
Mrs Nola Marino
     Member for Forest, Western Australia

     There are many privileges enjoyed by Senators and
     Members in the Federal Parliament. Few of them match
     the opportunity to participate in the ADF Parliamentary
     Program. The vast majority of those who participate
     once go on to repeat the experience. My participation in
     Exercise RIMPAC 18 in Hawaii was my tenth time. My
     previous options included.
     2008 NORFORCE
     2009 HMAS Stirling
           Ex TALISMAN SABRE
     2010 OP RESOLUTE
     2011 Middle East Region
     2012 Timor Leste
     2014 RAAF Williamtown
                                                                  There are multiple benefits of the program for
     2015 Ex PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP                                  parliamentarians including spending time with colleagues
     2017 Navy Sydney Establishments                              from the ‘other house’ and other political parties in a
                                                                  neutral environment or participating in activities you
     2018 Ex RIMPAC
                                                                  would never be able to experience is certainly character
     My mother was a WWII widow which is why this                 building. Most importantly, it is the pride with which our
     Program is so important to me. The ADF Parliamentary         ADF personnel serve our country that is the constant
     Program offers an opportunity to be embedded with ADF        factor evident throughout my participation in the ADF
     personnel at every level, from understanding the roles and   Parliamentary Program.
     responsibilities of the Commanding Officer on operations
     to working alongside the sailors, soldiers, airmen and
     women carrying out their daily duties and everyone in-
     between.

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General Information
     The following provides general information about the                 Administrative Arrangements
     Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program (ADFPP) and
                                                                          Some of the activities on offer require participants to meet
     a summary of attachment options for 2019. Specific dates
                                                                          basic medical standards. Transport to and from the option
     are nominated where applicable, however, requirements may
                                                                          start location will be at the participant’s expense. These
     necessitate some date changes as the year unfolds.
                                                                          administrative requirements will be further clarified prior to
     Applications and Selection Process                                   the commencement of each option.
     Application forms are only available in an electronic format         Security
     on the ADFPP website at www.defence.gov.au/adfpp.
                                                                          Operational security is a key factor in ensuring the safety of
     Applications should indicate your first preference and, in the
                                                                          all parliamentarians participating in ADFPP attachments to
     event of oversubscription, a second and third preference.
                                                                          operations, as well as deployed ADF personnel. Should you
     In the event of an option being oversubscribed, a ballot will
                                                                          participate in the Middle East Region or Operation RESOLUTE
     apply to establish a rank order and reserve list. All applications
                                                                          options, please do not make public any details relating to the
     will be initially acknowledged on receipt. Subsequent to any
                                                                          visit or share your movements with those who do not need
     balloting requirements, participants will be advised of the
                                                                          to know.
     success of their application.
     Applications will remain open for all ADFPP Options until            Parliamentary Exchange
     28 days prior with the exception of the MER which will close         An integral part of the ADFPP is the exchange element where
     42 days prior.                                                       ADF personnel are attached to the office of a parliamentarian
                                                                          at Parliament House, Canberra, for a one-week period during
     Working Routine
                                                                          a sitting week. Exchange personnel gain an insight into
     The attachment options on offer are designed to ensure               the parliamentary and committee processes and develop
     participants gain the maximum impact from the experience.            an understanding of the departments that operate within
     Wherever possible, you will have the opportunity to work             Parliament House. ADF members also gain an appreciation
     and live alongside servicemen and women at all rank levels.          of the scope of the extensive and varied activities undertaken
     The situations you find yourself in may not offer five-star          by Senators or Members of Parliament. The exchange to
     comforts and there will be very little protocol. Nor is it an        Parliament House is tentatively planned to occur in the latter
     endurance test, so the prospect of arduous physical activity         half of 2019. Expressions of interest from parliamentarians
     and conditions should not deter anyone from joining the              willing to host this year will be sought closer to the activity.
     Program. Defence can and will tailor the conditions to suit
     individual abilities to ensure participants get the most out of      ADFPP Dining-In Night
     the experience. To that end, we ask that, wherever possible,         The culminating event of ADFPP calendar is the annual
     participants plan to complete the full attachment period             Military Dining-In Night. The Dining-In Night provides
     offered.                                                             participants with another valuable insight into the customs
                                                                          and traditions of the military.
     Uniforms
                                                                          The Dining-In Night is by invite only and is offered to
     Participants will be issued with the same uniforms, protective
                                                                          parliamentarians who have supported the Program
     clothing or equipment used by ADF personnel at the
                                                                          throughout the year by participating in an option or hosting
     destination unit wherever possible, and a distinctive ‘rank’
                                                                          an ADF member during the exchange program. The event is
     insignia identifying them as a parliamentarian attached to
                                                                          hosted by the Vice Chief of the Defence Force and attended
     the ADFPP.                                                           by the Service Chiefs as well as the majority of ADF members
                                                                          who participated in the exchange program. The exchange is
                                                                          tentively planned to occur in the first joint sitting period after
                                                                          the spring recess period.

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2019 Attachment Options
Option 1 - Navy                        Option 9A - Army                       Option 14 - Air Force
Submarines                             Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE               RAAF Base Edinburgh and Woomera
Duration: 5 days                       7RAR Battlegroup                       Duration: 5 days
Dates: Flexible                        Duration: 5 days                       Dates: Flexible within autumn recess
Option 2 - Navy                        Dates: 9 – 20 Sep                      Option 15 - Air Force
Surface Combatants (Fleet Base East)   Option 9B - Army                       RAAF Base Pearce and Learmonth
Duration: 5 days                       Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE               Duration: 5 days
Dates: Flexible                        Combat Training Centre                 Dates: 03 – 14 Jun or
Option 3 - Navy                        Duration: 3 days                       26 Aug – 06 Sep
Amphibious & Fleet Support             Dates: 12 – 17 Sep                     Option 16 - Joint Operations
Duration: 5 days                       Option 10A - Army                      Middle East Region
Dates: Flexible                        Special Air Service Regiment           Duration: 10 days
Option 4 - Navy                        Duration: 5 days                       Dates: Winter and spring recess
Navy Aviation & Officer Training       Dates: Flexible within                 Option 17 - Joint Operations
Duration: 3 days                       autumn / spring recess                 Operation RESOLUTE
Dates: Flexible                        Option 10B - Army                      Duration: 5 days
Option 5 - Navy                        2nd Commando Regiment                  Dates: Autumn/winter/spring recess
Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019           Duration: 5 days                       Option 18 - Combined Exercise
Duration: 5 days                       Dates: Flexible within spring recess   Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 19
Dates: 25 Feb – 7 Mar                  Option 11 - Army                       Duration: 7 days
Option 6 - Army                        AACAP                                  Dates: 13 - 19 Jul
1st Signal Regiment                    Duration: 5 days                       Option 19 - ADF Health
Duration: 3 days                       Dates: 7 – 14 Jul                      HMAS Penguin, Sydney
Dates: Apr or May                      Option 12 - Air Force                  Duration: 2 days
Option 7 - Army                        RAAF Base Amberley                     Dates: Flexible within
Amphibious Task Group                  Duration: 5 days                       winter/spring recess
Duration: 4 days                       Dates: Flexible within                 Option 20 - ADF Logistics
Dates: 18 – 21 Jun                     autumn/spring recess                   Joint Logistics Unit – South
Option 8 - Army                        Option 13 - Air Force                  Queensland
Exercise BROLGA WALK                   RAAF Base Williamtown                  Duration: 5 days
Duration: 5 days                       Duration: 4 days                       Dates: 15 – 19 Jul
Dates: 29 Apr – 10 May                 Dates: Flexible within spring recess   Option 21 - ADF Health
                                                                              Gallipoli Barracks Health Facilities
                                                                              Duration: 1 day
                                                                              Dates: Flexible within
                                                                              winter/spring recess

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The Australian Defence Force
     The Australian Defence Force (ADF), comprising the Navy,
     Army and Air Force, is the military organisation responsible
     for the defence of Australia. The ADF is a modern, people-
     focused organisation, and it is one of Australia’s major
     employers. There are some 80,000 ADF personnel serving
     in locations across every Australian state and territory, as
     well as overseas. Their roles include preparing for and
     carrying out combat operations, protecting trade and
     commerce routes, as well as conducting peacekeeping
     operations and providing humanitarian assistance and
     disaster relief. Included in the total number of ADF
     personnel are more than 20,000 reserves who provide
     crucial support and skills to the broader defence effort.
     The ADF has a reputation as one of the most highly
     skilled, professional and well-equipped forces in the world.
     Despite their own unique histories, traditions and cultures,
     the Navy, Army and Air Force work very closely alongside
     one another, especially in the operational domain as the
     “Joint Force”. In a complex and rapidly changing strategic
     environment, the ADF is continuing to innovate and adapt
     its war-fighting capabilities for new realities. The ADF
     possesses some of the world’s most advanced defence
     technology in the air, the sea and on land. But the ADF
     is more than just its capability. One of its major strengths
     lies in the diversity of its serving men and women, and the
     skills and education they possess.
     In addition to its role in various operational theatres around
     the world, the ADF partners closely with a number of
     foreign militaries to uphold shared values and the rules-
     based order, especially in the Indo-Pacific region where
     the ADF has a major presence.

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Royal Australian Navy
Our values:
•   Honour
•   Honesty
•   Courage
•   Integrity
•   Loyalty
Australia possesses one of the largest maritime zones
in the world. Throughout its 118-year history, the Royal
Australian Navy (RAN) has played a critical role in the
defence of our shores. As a maritime trading nation
in the Indo-Pacific region, which is fast becoming the
major driver of global economic growth, the RAN plays
a role in upholding the rules-based order and protecting
international sea lanes from non-state threats.
With a long and rich history, the RAN is experiencing an
unprecedented expansion. As part of the 2016 Defence
White Paper, the Australian Government announced the
construction of 21 Pacific Patrol Boats, 12 Offshore Patrol
Vessels, nine future frigates and 12 new submarines. This
is the most significant nation-building project Australia
has ever undertaken and is resulting in a massive
investment in Australia’s defence industry, with some
15,000 personnel to be directly or indirectly employed in
the naval shipbuilding enterprise. In recent years, the RAN
commissioned two Landing Helicopter Dock ships, the
HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra - the largest ships ever
in the RAN - and the Air Warfare Destroyers HMA Ships
Hobart and Brisbane, which are the most sophisticated
warships ever operated by the RAN.
The Navy’s new capabilities ensure it is able to accomplish
the full spectrum of maritime security operations
throughout the Indo-Pacific region and defend our
national interests.

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Option 1
     Fleet Base West - Submarines

     OUTLINE                                                         INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     Fleet Base West is located just south of Perth at HMAS          Your program will commence with a tour of the base to
     Stirling on Garden Island in Rockingham, Western                orientate you to the facilities and key base personnel. You
     Australia. Half of the Navy fleet, including five Anzac Class   will then have the opportunity to:
     Frigates and the underway replenishment ship HMAS
                                                                     •   Embark on a Collins class submarine for two or three
     Sirius, are based at Fleet Base West, as well as five Collins
                                                                         days at sea.
     class submarines, Australian Clearance Diving Team 4 and
     the training authority for submarines.                          •   Observe how some of the most highly skilled
                                                                         personnel in the Navy conduct their duties in support
                                                                         of submarine operations.
                                                                     •   Visit the Weapon Training Simulation System facility
                                                                         and observe or take part in weapons training.
                                                                     •   Meet Navy combat specialists of Australian Clearance
                                                                         Diving Team 4.
                                                                     •   Participate in a training demonstration at the Royal
                                                                         Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety,
                                                                         which includes firefighting, dealing with fast and slow
                                                                         floods and defence against nuclear, biological and
                                                                         chemical attacks.
                                                                     Dates: This is a five-day program.
                                                                     Dates are flexible within the parliamentary recess periods.
                                                                     Participant Numbers: Four.
                                                                     Medical Requirements: Participants are required to
                                                                     have a Medical Standards for Non-Service Personnel
                                                                     Embarking in Royal Australian Navy Submarines
                                                                     assessment completed by their General Practitioner.
                                                                     Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP for
                                                                     information regarding medical requirements for sea-riding
                                                                     in a submarine.

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Option 2
Fleet Base East – Surface Combatants

OUTLINE                                                    INDICATIVE PROGRAM
Fleet Base East is a major fleet base that comprises       Your program will commence with a tour of the base to
several naval establishments and facilities clustered      orientate you to the facilities and key base personnel. You
around Sydney Harbour, centred on HMAS Kuttabul. The       will then have the opportunity to:
base extends beyond the borders of Kuttabul and includes
                                                           •   Embark on an Anzac or Adelaide class frigate for two-
the commercially-operated dockyard at Garden Island and
                                                               to-three days at sea.
adjacent wharf facilities at nearby Woolloomooloo where
Anzac and Adelaide class frigates are berthed.             •   Embed with the various ships’ departments to
                                                               experience and gain an understanding of the range of
                                                               crew responsibilities.
                                                           •   Meet the highly skilled members of Fleet Headquarters
                                                               and gain an understanding of Navy within the Whole-of
                                                               Government operational context.
                                                           •   Visit HMAS Watson and observe the next generation
                                                               of Navy’s leaders undergo maritime warfare training
                                                               and/or take part in simulated maritime warfare training
                                                               using state of the art simulators.
                                                           Location: Sydney, New South Wales.
                                                           Dates: This is a five-day program. Dates are flexible within
                                                           the parliamentary recess periods.
                                                           Participant Numbers: Flexible, depending on the Naval
                                                           asset supporting the activity.
                                                           Medical Requirements: Participants are required to
                                                           complete a medical self-assessment for review by Fleet
                                                           Medical Officer prior to participation.
                                                           Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP for
                                                           information regarding medical requirements for sea-riding.

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Option 3
     Amphibious & Fleet Support

     OUTLINE                                                   INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     Fleet Base East is a major fleet base that comprises      Your program will commence with a tour of the base to
     several naval establishments and facilities clustered     orientate you to the facilities and key base personnel. You
     around Sydney Harbour, centred on HMAS Kuttabul.          will then have the opportunity to:
     The base extends beyond the borders of Kuttabul           •   Embark on a Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock
     and includes the commercially-operated dockyard at            or resupply ship HMAS Success for two-to-three days
     Garden Island and adjacent wharf facilities at nearby         at sea.
     Woolloomooloo where Navy’s Canberra-class landing
     ship dock HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide, Bay class      •   Embed with the various ships’ departments to
     landing ship HMAS Choules and Durance class multi-            experience and gain an understanding of the range of
     product replenishment oiler HMAS Success are stationed.       crew responsibilities.
                                                               •   Visit HMAS Watson and observe the next generation
                                                                   of Navy’s leaders undergo maritime warfare training
                                                                   and/or take part in simulated maritime warfare training
                                                                   using state of the art simulators.
                                                               •   Meet the highly skilled members of Fleet Headquarters
                                                                   and gain an understanding of Navy within the Whole-
                                                                   of-Government operational context.
                                                               Location: Sydney, New South Wales.
                                                               Dates: This is a five-day program.
                                                               Dates are flexible within the parliamentary recess periods.
                                                               Participant Numbers: Flexible, depending on the Naval
                                                               asset supporting the activity.
                                                               Medical Requirements: Participants are required to
                                                               complete a medical self-assessment for review by Fleet
                                                               Medical Officer prior to participation.
                                                               Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP for
                                                               information regarding medical requirements for sea-riding.

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Option 4
Navy Aviation & Officer Training

OUTLINE                                                          INDICATIVE PROGRAM
HMAS Creswell, located in Jervis Bay in the Shoalhaven           Your program will commence with a tour of the base to
area south of Sydney, was originally established as a            orientate you to the facilities and key base personnel. You
training school for young officers prior to the First World      will then have the opportunity to:
War. Today, all Navy officers commence their career              •   Explore one of Navy’s most historic establishments
at HMAS Creswell. The base also provides support to                  and join the next generation of Navy’s leaders
operations within Jervis Bay and the Eastern Australian              undertaking training at the prestigious Royal Australian
Exercise Area.                                                       Naval College.
HMAS Albatross, on the outskirts of Nowra in New South           •   Participate in a helicopter flight and experience the
Wales, is the centre of naval aviation in Australia. It is the       work of the sailors and Fleet Air Arm staff of the Naval
home to the Fleet Air Arm who operate the Navy’s combat              Aviation Squadrons.
training helicopters. The base is also home to the Tactical
Electronic Warfare Support Section, the Naval Weather            •   Fly one of the Navy’s ‘state-of-the-art’ helicopters
and Oceanographic Centre, the Joint Acoustic Analysis                in a flight simulator and participate in Helicopter
Centre, the Army’s Parachute Training School and the                 Underwater Escape Training (HUET).
popular Fleet Air Arm Museum.                                    •   Visit the Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety
                                                                     and participate in a training demonstration which
                                                                     includes firefighting, dealing with fast and slow floods
                                                                     and defence against nuclear, biological and chemical
                                                                     attack.
                                                                 Location: Jervis Bay Territory and Nowra,
                                                                 New South Wales.
                                                                 Dates: This is a three-day program.
                                                                 Dates are flexible within the parliamentary recess periods.
                                                                 Participant Numbers: Flexible.
                                                                 Medical Requirements: Participants are required to
                                                                 complete a medical self-assessment for review by an
                                                                 ADF Medical Officer prior to participation.
                                                                 Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP for
                                                                 information regarding medical requirements for HUET.

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Option 5
     Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019

     OUTLINE                                                    INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 is a training exercise        Embarking with the task group, you will be provided a first-
     based on supported Annual Continuation Training            hand opportunity to observe Navy’s capability to:
     conducted by the Royal Australian Navy and jointly-        •   Operate a number of ships under one commander
     enabled by the Royal Australian Air Force, conducted off       and focus primarily on sea control operations,
     the West Australian coast.                                     which can include the full spectrum of maritime
                                                                    security operations from diplomacy and international
                                                                    engagement, through to humanitarian and disaster
                                                                    relief, constabulary and peacekeeping operations and,
                                                                    at the upper end of the spectrum, warfighting.
                                                                •   Embark with a Navy Task Group for up to five days on
                                                                    a warship and Navy’s support ship.
                                                                •   Meet the highly skilled members of the Task Group as
                                                                    they conduct operational planning in the context of
                                                                    whole-of-government and inter-agency operations.
                                                                •   Be introduced to the work of Navy’s sailors
                                                                    undertaking operations in support of a high-end
                                                                    warfighting mission.
                                                                •   Observe and/or participate in high-end maritime air
                                                                    defence and anti-submarine warfare serials.
                                                                Location: Rockingham, Western Australia.
                                                                Dates: This is a five-day program, conducted during the
                                                                period 25 Feb – 7 Mar.
                                                                Participant Numbers: Three.
                                                                Medical Requirements: Participants are required to
                                                                complete a medical self-assessment for review by Fleet
                                                                Medical Officer prior to participation.
                                                                Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP for
                                                                information regarding medical requirements for sea-riding.

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Australian Army
Our values:
•   Courage
•   Initiative
•   Respect
•   Teamwork
The mission of the Australian Army is to prepare land
forces for war in order to defend Australia and its national
interests as part of the Joint Force. Despite its small size
in comparison to the armies of many other nations, it
punches well above its weight in terms of its capability,
and the skill and organisation of its personnel.
The Army has been heavily engaged for nearly 20 years
in the Middle East, not to mention ongoing engagement
in our closer region and at home. Due to the close nature
of combat experienced by Army personnel, significant
investments have been made to ensure that our fighting
men and women retain a warfighting edge.
The Army is divided into three components. Forces
Command (FORCOMD) is the largest command within
the Australian Army and comprises approximately 85% of
the Army’s personnel. FORCOMD is responsible for the
combat brigades, and the enabling and training formations
reporting to the Chief of the Army. FORCOMD generates
Army’s foundation warfighting capability in order to ensure
individuals and force elements are successful.
The 1st Division, headquartered in Brisbane, provides
the ADF’s high-readiness Deployable Joint Force
Headquarters for contingencies in Australia and overseas,
as well as responsibility for Amphibious Capability
Development on behalf of the ADF.
Finally, Special Operations Command provides ready and
relevant forces to conduct special operations in a joint,
combined or inter-agency environment.

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Option 6
     1st Signal Regiment

     OUTLINE                                                       INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     The 1st Signal Regiment is located at Gallipoli Barracks      Your program will commence with a tour of the base to
     in Brisbane. Its primary responsibility is to provide the     orientate you to the facilities and meet with key base
     communications and logistic support for a deployable joint    personnel. You will then have the opportunity to:
     force headquarters. It also holds a niche capability that
                                                                   •   Experience a day in the life of the Regiment, meet
     annually conducts the refurbishment and upgrade of base
                                                                       the soldiers, learn about our capability as well as get
     communications facilities in Australia and overseas. The
                                                                       hands-on with the equipment.
     Regiment is frequently at the forefront of receiving new
     technology and instrumental in the implementation of new      •   Participate with the members of the unit in a light
     capability for the wider Army. The 1st Signal Regiment is         physical training session.
     committed to several operations and exercises around          •   Conduct familiarisation training on the combat radio
     the world at any one time. The Regiment also holds a              system.
     deployable communications and logistics element that is
                                                                   •   Gain an understanding of the operational servers and
     able to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
                                                                       the capability they provide.
     short-notice missions.
                                                                   •   Observe the cutting edge in deployable satellite
                                                                       capability.
                                                                   •   Participate in a Protected Mobility Vehicle (Bushmaster)
                                                                       familiarisation drive.
                                                                   •   Participate in a demonstration and practical of the
                                                                       newly introduced HX77 and 40M trucks.
                                                                   •   Experience hands-on the EF88 - the Thales Australia
                                                                       designed and manufactured evolution of the Austeyr
                                                                       F88SA2 assault rifle - and MAG58 machine gun.
                                                                   Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
                                                                   Dates: This is a three-day program.
                                                                   Dates are flexible within the autumn and spring
                                                                   recess periods.
                                                                   Participant Numbers: Flexible.

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Option 7
Exercise SEA EXPLORER (Amphibious Task Group)

OUTLINE                                                      INDICATIVE PROGRAM
Exercise SEA EXPLORER is a joint amphibious exercise         Your program will allow you to experience routine life as
designed to certify the Amphibious Ready Unit in             a member of the Amphibious Task Group and participate
the conduct of amphibious operations. It is aimed at         in all levels of amphibious operations, from practical
preparing units from the Navy, Army and Air Force in         participation with embarked landing forces to conceptual
amphibious operations to meet the broad spectrum of          briefings with Headquarters staff, including:
ADF amphibious missions. The Amphibious Task Group
                                                             •   Flight operations involving the integration of
contributes to the preparation of amphibious units through
                                                                 Amphibious Task Group vehicles, ship-to-shore
the conduct of amphibious collective training, operational       connectors and joint fires.
planning and commanding tactical operations within a
combined and/or joint task force.                            •   Participate in assault stations with embarked landing
                                                                 forces, including landing craft loading through the well
                                                                 deck and amphibious insertion on to the beach to
                                                                 observe a live fire exercise.
                                                             •   Observe specialist amphibious training involving the
                                                                 pre-landing force.
                                                             •   Participate in aviation mission rehearsals, amphibious
                                                                 landings, landing craft mission rehearsals and medical
                                                                 response training.
                                                             •   Gain an insight into the function and scope of
                                                                 Australia’s Amphibious Task Force operations.
                                                             Location: Cowley Beach, North Queensland.
                                                             Dates: This is a four-day program, conducted during
                                                             the period 18 – 21 Jun.
                                                             Participant Numbers: Five.
                                                             Medical Requirements: Participants are required to
                                                             complete a medical self-assessment for review by an
                                                             ADF Medical Officer prior to participation.
                                                             Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP
                                                             for information regarding medical requirements.

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Option 8
     Exercise BROLGA WALK

     OUTLINE                                                       INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     Exercise BROLGA WALK is a company-level combat field          Your program will commence with a tour of the base to
     training exercise conducted by 3rd Brigade to monitor the     orientate you to the facilities and meet with key base
     Combat Team training levels in accordance with the Army       personnel including exercise briefings from Headquarters
     Force Generation Cycle. 3rd Brigade is one of three multi-    3rd Brigade Staff. You will then have the opportunity to:
     role combat brigades in the Australian Army and is based
                                                                   •   Deploy with combat elements to the field environment
     at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville.
                                                                       by vehicle or helicopter.
     3rd Brigade is a unique formation with many skills that are
                                                                   •   Receive instruction on field craft and have the
     not held elsewhere within Army. As a multi-role brigade,
                                                                       opportunity to practice some of these skills.
     3rd Brigade excels in rapid response and manoeuvre.
     3rd Brigade units can move strategically and tactically       •   Conduct familiarisation training with Australian
     by a range of means: amphibious ships and fixed-wing              weapons and equipment, and receive safety briefs
     and rotary-wing aircraft (including C-17, C-130, MRH-90           where appropriate.
     and CH-47). 3rd Brigade specialises in seizing a point of     •   Participate in infantry, artillery, armoured and combat
     disembarkation, establishing forward operating bases and          engineer company level combat training.
     maintaining them until heavier forces arrive.
                                                                   •   Observe the logistics support provided to the combat
                                                                       element of the exercise.
                                                                   Location: Townsville, Queensland.
                                                                   Dates: This is a five-day program.
                                                                   Dates are flexible within the period 29 Apr – 10 May.
                                                                   Participant Numbers: Four.

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Option 9A
Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE 19 - 7 RAR Battle Group

Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE 19 is a high-end battle group            OUTLINE
combined arms combat training exercise, which is used
                                                                  This option will provide you with the opportunity to join
to certify 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
                                                                  7RAR and integrate into the field training exercise. 7RAR
(7RAR) as a ready battle group within the 1st Brigade.
                                                                  generates infantry capability in order to contribute to the
7RAR will conduct a battle group war fighter as their final
                                                                  maintenance of the 1st Brigade’s combined arms teams
exercise prior to assuming the Ready Battalion Group
                                                                  within the requirements of the Force Generation Cycle.
responsibilities. The battle group war fighter is a live, force
                                                                  Based at Horseshoe Lines within the Edinburgh Defence
on force field training activity aimed at consolidating battle
                                                                  Precinct in South Australia, these soldiers are at the
group tactics, techniques and procedures.
                                                                  forefront of Australia’s operational commitments around
In 2019, Army will offer two options to participate in            the world.
Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE, as a member of the Battle
                                                                  INDICATIVE PROGRAM
Group or the Combat Training Team carrying out the
evaluation and certification of 7 RAR.                            This opportunity will expose you to high-end battlegroup
                                                                  combined arms training. Your program will commence
                                                                  with an in-brief at the Range Control Cultana Training Area.
                                                                  You will then have the opportunity to:
                                                                  •   Receive familiarisation training with Australian weapons
                                                                      and equipment, and receive safety briefs where
                                                                      appropriate.
                                                                  •   Receive instruction on field craft and have the
                                                                      opportunity to practice some of these skills.
                                                                  •   Participate in stability operations training from
                                                                      company to battlegroup level combined arms.
                                                                  •   Participate in live fire range practices by armoured
                                                                      fighting vehicle, infantry, artillery and combat engineer
                                                                      elements.
                                                                  Dates: This is a five-day program.
                                                                  Dates are flexible within the period 9 – 20 Sep.
                                                                  Number of Participants: Two.
                                                                  Location: Cultana Training Area
                                                                  (Port Augusta, South Australia).

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Option 9B
     Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE 19 - Combat Training Centre

     Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE 19 is a high-end battle group            INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     combined arms combat training exercise, which is used
                                                                       This opportunity will see you embedded in a small team
     to certify 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
                                                                       committed to the delivery of challenging and realistic
     (7RAR) as a ready battle group within the 1st Brigade.
                                                                       training for Australian Army force elements preparing for
     7RAR will conduct a battle group war fighter as their final
                                                                       operations. Your program will commence with an in-brief
     exercise prior to assuming the Ready Battalion Group
                                                                       at the Range Control Cultana Training Area. You will then
     responsibilities. The battle group war fighter is a live, force
                                                                       have the opportunity to:
     on force field training activity aimed at consolidating battle
     group tactics, techniques and procedures.                         •   Observe the use of a fully integrated training simulation
                                                                           system focused on the tactical development of a
     In 2019, Army will offer two options to participate in
                                                                           battlegroup in stressful and challenging environments
     Exercise PREDATOR STRIKE, as a member of the Battle
                                                                           in order to enhance realism.
     Group or the Combat Training Team carrying out the
     evaluation and certification of 7 RAR.                            •   Receive familiarisation training with Australian weapons
                                                                           and equipment and receive safety briefs where
     OUTLINE
                                                                           appropriate.
     The Combat Training Centre (CTC) is the Australian
                                                                       •   Observe the evaluation and certification of a
     Army’s premier training centre committed to the delivery
                                                                           battlegroup conducting offensive and defensive
     of challenging and realistic training for force elements
                                                                           operations.
     preparing for operations and contingencies. CTC provides
     advanced collective training to forces in order to support        •   Witness the integration of armoured fighting vehicles,
     the certification of 7RAR during Ex PREDATOR STRIKE.                  artillery, infantry and supporting elements in the field
                                                                           environment.
                                                                       Dates: This is a three-day program.
                                                                       Dates are flexible within the period 12 - 17 Sep.
                                                                       Number of Participants: Eight.
                                                                       Location: Cultana Training Area
                                                                       (Port Augusta, South Australia).

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Option 10A
Special Operations Command - The Special Air Service Regiment

The Special Operations Command mission is to provide           INDICATIVE PROGRAM
ready and relevant forces to conduct special operations
                                                               This is your opportunity to meet Special Air Service
across the operational domain in a joint, combined or
                                                               Regiment personnel and to see first-hand some of their
interagency environment, in support of Australia’s national
                                                               capabilities, training, and facilities. Your program will
interests.
                                                               commence with a tour of the base to orientate you to the
In 2019, Special Operations Command will offer two             facilities and key base personnel. You will then have the
options to participate in selected unit training, with an      opportunity to:
option to visit the Special Air Service Regiment in Perth or
                                                               •   Explore the history of Australia’s Special Air Services
the 2nd Commando Regiment in Sydney.
                                                                   through touring the unit’s historical collection.
OUTLINE
                                                               •   Observe and participate in selected unit training.
The Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) is a unit of
                                                               •   The Commanding Officer will provide a detailed
Special Operations Command and is located in Perth,
                                                                   program on arrival.
Western Australia. The unit consists of specially selected
and trained officers and soldiers who are well-resourced,      Location: Perth, Western Australia.
technically enabled and trusted to operate in diverse          Dates: This is a five-day program.
environments and deliver effects beyond the capability of      Dates are flexible within the autumn and spring
other ADF elements. The Special Air Service Regiment           recess period.
employs discreet, clandestine and overt means to achieve
                                                               Participant Numbers: One.
specialist intelligence collection, recovery, strike and
specialist support effects.                                    Medical Requirements: Participant will require a high
                                                               level of physical fitness and complete a medical self-
                                                               assessment for review by an ADF Medical Officer prior to
                                                               participation.
                                                               Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP
                                                               for information regarding medical requirements.

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Option 10B
     Special Operations Command - The 2nd Commando Regiment

     The Special Operations Command mission is to provide           INDICATIVE PROGRAM
     ready and relevant forces to conduct special operations        This is your opportunity to meet 2nd Commando
     across the operational domain in a joint, combined or          Regiment personnel and to see first-hand some of their
     interagency environment, in support of Australia’s national    capabilities, training, and facilities. Your program will
     interests.                                                     commence with a tour of the base to become familiar with
     In 2019, Special Operations Command will offer two             the facilities and key base personnel. You will then have
     options to participate in selected unit training, with an      the opportunity to:
     option to visit the Special Air Service Regiment in Perth or   •   Explore the history of Australia’s Commando’s through
     the 2nd Commando Regiment in Sydney.                               touring the unit’s historical collection.
     OUTLINE                                                        •   Observe and participate in selected unit training.
     The 2nd Commando Regiment is a unit of Special                 •   A familiarisation tour of other Special Operations
     Operations Command and is located in Sydney, New                   Command units located in Holsworthy Barracks,
     South Wales. The unit consists of specially selected and           including the Special Operations Engineer Regiment,
     trained officers and soldiers who are well-resourced,              the Special Operations Training and Education Centre,
     technically enabled and trusted to operate in diverse              the Special Operations Logistics Squadron, and the
     environments and deliver effects beyond the capability             6th Aviation Regiment.
     of other ADF elements. The 2nd Commando Regiment
     employs discreet, clandestine and overt means to conduct       •   The Commanding Officer will provide a detailed
     strategic reconnaissance, recovery, strike and specialist          program on arrival.
     support effects.                                               Location: Sydney, New South Wales.
                                                                    Dates: This is a five-day program.
                                                                    Dates are flexible within the spring recess period.
                                                                    Participant Numbers: One.
                                                                    Medical Requirements: Participant will require a high
                                                                    level of physical fitness and complete a medical self-
                                                                    assessment for review by an ADF Medical Officer prior to
                                                                    participation.
                                                                    Note: Please contact the Executive Officer ADFPP
                                                                    for information regarding medical requirements.

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Option 11
Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program

OUTLINE                                                         INDICATIVE PROGRAM
The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program                Your program will allow you to experience life as a member
(AACAP) is a partnership between the Department of              of an Army Engineer Construction Squadron and gain an
Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Army.             understanding of the conditions experienced in a remote
AACAP aims to address community safety by improving             community. On arrival you will be immersed in a range of
environmental health and living conditions in remote            activities and have the opportunity to:
indigenous communities.                                         •   Observe and participate in the construction of
One project is undertaken each calendar year, targeting             township infrastructure and community buildings.
improvements in housing and essential services such as          •   Participate and interact during visits to the medical and
water, power, sewerage and health. AACAP achieves this              environmental health facilities, workshops and kitchen.
through the delivery of infrastructure, vocational skills and
complementary healthcare services. In 2019 AACAP will           •   Visit the Army-run medical and dental programs within
be held in Jigalong, a remote community of approximately            the community and gain an understanding of the local
400 people located 1000km North East of Perth in the                health issues.
East Pilbara.                                                   •   Observe members of the Jigalong community in
                                                                    a range of vocations skills workshops and training
                                                                    programs.
                                                                •   Engage with local leaders and the community.
                                                                •   Participate in efforts to improve health, well-being and
                                                                    infrastructure in a remote indigenous community.
                                                                Location: Jigalong, East Pilbara, Western Australia.
                                                                Dates: This is a five-day program conducted during
                                                                NAIDOC Week, from 7 to 14 Jul.
                                                                Participant Numbers: Two.

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Royal Australian Air Force
     Our values:
     •   Respect
     •   Excellence
     •   Agility
     •   Dedication
     •   Integrity
     •   Teamwork
     The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) provides immediate
     and responsive military options across the spectrum of
     operations as part of a whole-of-government joint or
     coalition response, either from Australia or overseas.
     Air power is achieved through control of the skies,
     precision strikes, intelligence, surveillance and response,
     and air mobility, all of which are enabled by combat and
     operational support.
     The Air Force is undergoing significant change as it
     transitions to the fifth-generation air combat capability.
     The F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (in operational
     service from 2020) and the E/A-18G Growler Electronic
     Attack aircraft (in service from this year) will provide the
     force with a potent and technologically advanced strike
     and air combat capability over the next decade.
     In 2021, the RAAF will celebrate 100 years as an
     independent Service.

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Option 12
RAAF Base Amberley

OUTLINE
RAAF Base Amberley is the largest operational base in             •   Step back in time at the Aviation Heritage Centre with
the Air Force, employing approximately 5,800 service and              some hands-on maintenance experience restoring
civilian personnel. RAAF Base Amberley is home to four                some of our former aircraft.
of the Air Force’s newest aircraft, including the EA-18G
                                                                  •   Spend time with the mechanics where you will have
Growler, F/A-18F Super Hornet, the KC-30A Multi Role
                                                                      the opportunity for some hands-on experience with
Tanker Transport and the C-17A Globemaster. RAAF
                                                                      our speciality vehicles.
Base Amberley is also home to Army elements, making
up the 9th Force Support Battalion, 6th Engineer Support          Location: Ipswich, Queensland.
Regiment and Land 121 Training Wing.                              Dates: This is a five-day program. Dates are flexible within
INDICATIVE PROGRAM                                                the autumn and spring recess period.
•   Inspect RAAF Base Amberley’s airfield and join the air        Participant Numbers: Three.
    traffic controllers in the tower as they separate aircraft    Note: Aircraft flight is subject to successful completion
    in a busy and challenging environment.                        of an aviation medical, physical restrictions of the aircraft
•   Participate in a C-17A, F/A-18F or KC-30A simulator.          and aircraft availability.
    Take a familiarisation flight on a KC-30A Multi Role
    Tanker Transport or a C-17A Globemaster.
•   Join 35 Squadron aircrew and maintenance staff for a
    guided tour of their new facilities and the latest addition
    to the Amberley fleet, the C-27J Spartan.
•   Join Combat Support Group personnel for an insight
    into the work that goes into keeping the Air Force
    operational, including observing how the Health
    Services Wing set up an aero medical evacuation
    facility on the C-17A.
•   Observe military working dogs in training and the
    breeding program.
•   Participate in a Protected Mobility Vehicle (Bushmaster)
    familiarisation drive and conduct a weapons shoot at
    the Weapon Training Simulation System facility.

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Option 13
     RAAF Base Williamtown

     OUTLINE
     A variety of aircraft permanently operate from RAAF Base      •   Participate in a Protected Mobility Vehicle (Bushmaster)
     Williamtown, including the F/A-18 Hornet, the Hawk                familiarisation drive and visit the Weapon Training
     127, E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control            Simulation System, culminating in a live fire shoot at
     aircraft and PC-9/A Pilatus Forward Aircraft Control              the weapons range wearing full body armour.
     aircraft. The base is currently undergoing major New
                                                                   •   If an aircraft is available, join the Number 2 Squadron
     Aircraft Combat Capability works in the lead-up to the
                                                                       team to participate in a mission aboard an E-7A
     introduction to service of the F-35A advanced fighter.
                                                                       Wedgetail surveillance aircraft.
     INDICATIVE PROGRAM
                                                                   •   Undertake a personal tour and gain insight into the
     With increasing emphasis on inter-governmental agency             $1.5b New Aircraft Combat Capability and base
     interaction, this is an excellent opportunity to join the         infrastructure works program for the base.
     ADF, Australian Border Force and other agencies in their
                                                                   Location: Newcastle, New South Wales.
     combined role at Maritime Border Command to protect
     Australia’s borders and maritime interests.                   Dates This is a four-day program but can be modified for
                                                                   a shorter duration if required.
     •   Join an aircraft maintenance team as they prepare the
                                                                   Dates are flexible within the spring recess period.
         Hawk 127 or F/A-18 Hornet aircraft for the daily flying
         program.                                                  Number of Participants: Three.
     •   Spend time in the Operations Room where the fighter       Note: Aircraft flight is subject to successful completion of
         control missions are conducted, and observe a             an aviation medical, physical restrictions of the aircraft and
         mission readiness exercise for the air battle managers    aircraft availability.
         in support of Middle East operations.
     •   Observe the operation of air traffic controllers in the
         air traffic control tower and approach room where
         they provide services for the Hawk 127, F/A-18
         Hornet, E-7A, PC-9/A and civilian passenger aircraft
         movements.
     •   Join the Number 1 Security Forces Squadron to
         experience how the airfield defence guards and military
         working dog teams operate.

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Option 14
RAAF Bases Edinburgh And Woomera

OUTLINE
RAAF Base Edinburgh is the largest military base in South       •   Conduct a one-day visit to RAAF Woomera and
Australia, employing approximately 3,000 personnel. RAAF            the Woomera Test Range to see where the RAAF
Base Woomera is located approximately 450km NNW of                  conducts weapon system tests and evaluation.
Adelaide and supports the Woomera Test Range which
                                                                •   Participate in a Protected Mobility Vehicle (Bushmaster)
covers an area of approximately 122,188km2 of land and
                                                                    familiarisation drive and visit the Weapon Training
airspace.
                                                                    Simulation System, culminating in a live fire shoot at
92 Wing operates the AP-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon                  the weapons range wearing full body armour.
surveillance aircraft and regularly undertakes a range of
                                                                Location: Edinburgh and Woomera, South Australia.
operational border security missions. The Air Warfare
Centre enables warfighting capability and encompasses           Dates This is a four-day program but can be modified for
the Information Warfare Directorate, the Test and Evaluation    a shorter duration if required.
Directorate and the Air Force Ranges Directorate.               Dates are flexible within the autumn recess period.

INDICATIVE PROGRAM                                              Participant Numbers: Three.

•   Help plan and brief a maritime surveillance mission at      Note: Aircraft flight is subject to successful completion of
    92 Wing. Learn how Air Force locates everything from        an aviation medical, physical restrictions of the aircraft and
    submarines to illegal fishing boats in Australian waters.   aircraft availability.

•   Observe how the Information Warfare Directorate
    produces targeting intelligence for precision guided
    munitions delivery and gain an understanding of cyber
    warfare vulnerability.
•   Understand Number 1 Remote Sensor Unit’s role in
    conducting wide area surveillance utilising Australia’s
    world leading high-frequency Over-The-Horizon-Radar
    capability.
•   Take a flight in a Test and Evaluation Directorate PC-9A.
•   Tour the Test and Evaluation Directorate’s RAAF
    Institute of Aviation Medicine to learn how aircrew are
    trained in the effects of flight at high altitude and
    high “g”.

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