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2017 10 08 caroline in uniform

Criss-crossing many foreign battle lines, True Colours is the unflinchingly honest and inspirational account of one remarkable woman’s venerable military career in the British military and the struggle she overcame while grappling with gender identity on the quest for acceptance.

In the global theatre of contemporary warfare, courage and endurance are crucial for overcoming adversity.

However, for Caroline Paige, a jet and helicopter navigator in the Royal Air Force, adversity was a common companion both on and off the field of battle.

2017 09 26 Invictus

Aussie Defence champions are showing extraordinary courage, bravery, dedication and pride at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

** Update 29 Sep 17: The combined ADF and RSL team, comprising 43 athletes, have so far collected 37 medals with only archery, swimming and wheelchair basketball and rugby left in the schedule.

Australian athlete and soldier, Lance Corporal Samantha Gould, will compete in indoor rowing, shot put, discus, powerlifting and wheelchair rugby against athletes from 17 nations. She said the atmosphere at the Athletes Village and during the opening ceremony was exhilarating.

2017 09 28 Kummundoo

As part of an Indigenous health initiative, Exercise Kummundoo 2017, Air Force dental specialists from Health Services Wing, including members of DEFGLIS, were deployed to the Pilbara to offer assistance.

Two dental teams provided 527 services to more than 100 Indigenous patients over four weeks in an effort to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous oral health, in collaboration with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Based out of Roeboume's Aboriginal Medical Service, the Mawarnkarra Health Service, personnel delivered comprehensive dental services including extractions, fillings, topical fluoride and other basic treatments otherwise unaffordable or unavailable in the area.

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