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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 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 03 Agreement

A new workplace remuneration arrangement for Australian Defence Force members that contains a six percent salary increase over three years is being prepared to be implemented when the current arrangement expires on 1 November this year.

Director Military Remuneration, Group Captain Jay Clarke said that the new deal was designed to be fair, reasonable and affordable. Most importantly, there would be no trade-off of conditions of service to fund the proposition.

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 More agitated or withdrawn?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. 

2017 09 03 FathersDay

From the team at DEFGLIS, we send our love and wishes all fathers deployed and who at home. Have a Happy Fathers Day!

The video below was put together by Australian Defence Force personnel deployed overseas this Fathers Day. We thank you for your service.

 

 

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the deployed dads and dads at home - share this post to help our messages reach their loved ones :) #ADFonOPs

Posted by Australian Defence Force in the Middle East on Saturday, 2 September 2017

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