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70th Anniversary Ball
The Ball is open to all current staff, cadets, parents
and families of 2 Wing, past staff and cadets of the
AAFC, AIRTC and ATC, RSL Sub-Branches Members,
RAAF Associations Members and anyone who
supports the AAFC.
- Adults (20 years and over) $105 (includes $5 booking fee)
- Cadets and other guests of cadet age (13 to 19 years)
$75 (includes $5 booking fee)
- No guests under 13 years of age
- Special rates have been negotiated for hotel rooms
Please visit http://conferences.ozaccom.com.au/2011/aaf11/index.html
to purchase your tickets.
A range of 2 Wing 70th Anniversary Memorabilia is being designed and a
catalogue and order details will be available shortly.
A table-themed competition has been organised for the night.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
For further information, please contact:
WOFF(AAFC) Mark Merrell
Wing Warrant Officer
2 Wing AAFC
3 September 2011
for 7.30pm start
WHERE: Plaza Ballroom
Brisbane Convention and
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks
and canapés whilst
watching River Fire on
the big screens before
the official ceremonies
start in the Plaza
Army August 4, 2011
By Spr Nick Wiseman
ARMY PTIs have run a local Hobart
football team through a gruelling PT
session as a reward for being part
of this year's AFL Army Challenge
The 2011 ACA aims to inspire and
encourage local and state Aussie Rules
football clubs from across Australia both
on and off the field in the core Army val-
ues of courage, initiative and teamwork.
ACA official ambassador and for-
mer North Melbourne AFL player Glenn
Archer said it didn't matter how big or
small a team was.
"There is a chance for teams from all
areas, both city and regional, to win great
prizes," Mr Archer said.
"The focus is on grass-roots footy for
2011, and that is about rewarding and rec-
ognising the support that communities
across Australia give to local footy teams."
The Army Challenge Club Award is
running for four quarters, with each quar-
ter made up of a four-week season with a
new online game to play.
Club members, players, friends, and
supporters who register can play these
online games to help their club win
a share in prizes valued at more than
The Army Challenge Player Award
will reward players selected by their club
administrator who demonstrate examples
of the Army's values of courage, initiative
Mr Archer said those who wanted to be
great footballers needed to live and play
by these values.
"Teamwork is massive in footy," he
said. "With more than 40 players in a club,
you need to work well as a team."
Go to www.defencejobs.gov.au/armyaward for
By Spr Nick Wiseman
ARMY HQ was alive with football fever
on July 20 as discussions kicked off on the
Army Facebook page with retired AFL foot-
baller Glenn Archer about this year's Army
Challenge Award (ACA).
The award, which started in May and finishes
next month, rewards grass roots footy teams
with prizes for displaying the Army's core values
of courage, initiative and teamwork, which are
essential to a team's success on and off the field.
Mr Archer, the official ACA ambassador,
was joined by Army AFL representatives Maj
Danielle Glatz and Capt Rodney Davis to help
with the chat session.
Capt Davis said Facebook was a great medi-
um for attracting young people to the Army and
learning about what the Army had on offer.
"We gave out a lot of great information," Capt
"It was great to see the enthusiasm among
Facebook fans for sport in the military.
"Having Glenn Archer there certainly added
credibility and made it more attractive for poten-
The online discussion went for 90 minutes
with more than 25 participants throwing ques-
tions at the trio about the sporting challenge,
sport in the military and Army values, with many
keen to join the Army.
Live Facebook chats provide a great opportu-
nity for Army Facebook fans to interact directly
with serving members who they can relate to.
The Australian Army Facebook page hosts a number of live
Facebook chats. For more information go to www.face-
Footy fever on Facebook
Stronghold: PTI Sgt Shane Duncan (above) takes on players from
the Lindisfarne Football Club in an arm wrestle during a football
training session he took in Hobart.
Having a chat: Glenn Archer (inset) is joined by Capt Rodney Davis,
Maj Melissa Campbell and Maj Danielle Glatz, for an Army Facebook
discussion to promote the Army Challenge Award 2011.
Photo by Spr Nick Wiseman
WHAT DO THE VALUES MEAN?
THE Army Facebook page ran a
competition asking followers to
describe what the Army values
meant to them.
Mr Archer judged the entries
on the night and selected
Queensland high school student
Jordy Lawrence's entry as the
Courage is the little lion
inside all of us; the lion that
comes out roaring when we are
scared or afraid of something.
He pushes us to do things we
never thought we could and
be things we never thought we
could be. He makes us stronger
and braver. Courage is the peo-
ple who will do anything they
can to help others.
Initiative is the little bird on
your shoulder; the quiet one that
pipes in ideas when you haven't
thought of them yourself. She
makes you see as an individual,
things you may not have seen
when working in a group.
Teamwork means family
and friendship. The connection
you have to be able to work with
a group of other people during
situations and the bond that
is there once you are finished.
Nothing can take away that
bond. To me, together they mean
a strong individual or group.
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