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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 23 MPB2017

The Military Pride Ball recognised 25 years of open service for lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel in the Australian Defence Force.

300 Defence people, friends and family gathered in Sydney to celebrate the great strides Defence has made to generate inclusive culture and encourage inclusive leadership.

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow highlighted that changes made by Defence, created closer alignment with the principle of the 'fair-go' that is deeply enshrined in Australian culture.

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.

2017 09 13 RUOK

Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
 
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. 

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