Australian & NZ Defender No: 87 September 2014
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HMAS Darwin refuels from a US Navy replenishment ship in the Middle East during her 2014 tour
A 1st Aviation Regt EC665 Tiger ARH launches 70mm WAFARs at 3rd Brigades CATA in June
An RAAF C-130J Hercules is loaded with emergency aid for IDPs on Mt Sinjar in Iraq
A 205 Corps Advisory Team Bushmaster during an outside the wire Key Leadership Engagement operation in Kandahar in June 14
An Australian S-70A Black Hawk silouetted in a Timorese sunset in 2001

COUNTER NARCOTICS - MEAO

HMAS Darwin has completed the most successful drug busting tour of duty with Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Area of Operations with massive seizures of heroin and hashish ........

COMBAT BRIGADE

A&NZD profiles the Australian Army's new Plan Beersheba Order of Battle and the three new multi role Combat Brigades evolving in Townsville, Brisbane and Darwin ......

IRAQ: OP ACCORDIAN

RAAF humanitarian aid drops to Yazidi IDPs trapped on Sinjar Mountain in the Nineveh Plains in north western Iraq by the fanatical religious fighters of ISIL .......

AFGHANISTAN: ADVISE, ASSIST & STAY ALIVE

Australian soldiers remain in Afghanistan providing military advisory support to the 205th Corps in RC South and a training team of officer cadet mentors at the ANA Officer Academy near Kabul and Special Forces trainers for ANP police special units......

BLACKHAWK FAREWELL

After more than 25 years of stirling service the Australian Army is retiring its S-70A Blackhawk battlefield mobility helicopters and replacing them with the non operational MRH-90 support helicopter.......

OTHER STORIES:
FIRST AUSTRALIAN F-35A LIGHTNING IIs COMPLETED, BAGHDAD EMERGENCY DEPLOYMENT, RNZN ANZAC FRIGATE UPGRADE, EF-88 RIFLE PRODUCTION BEGINS, RAAF BUYS AIM-9X-2 WVRAAM, AGM-158A JASSM OPERATIONAL, RAN ANZAC FRIGATES ROLLING THROUGH ASMD, LHD DELAYS, RAAF GROWLER PRODUCTION BEGINS, MH-60RS PROGRESSING IN FLORIDA.

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