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Army August 4, 2011
AIRCREWS from the Timor-Leste
Aviation Group (TLAG) have been
working closely with deployed
Australian and New Zealand troops to
maintain qualification currency and
keep up their skill levels.
A recent aeromedical evacuation
activity conducted with International
Stabilisation Force (ISF) soldiers from
Anzac Coy put aircrews and infantry
troops through their paces.
The activity was conducted near
Maliana, 190km from Dili as the Black
The exercise was an opportunity for
the Anzac Coy soldiers to practise radio
procedures, first aid and marking helicop-
ter landing points, while pilots chalked up
the necessary flying experience to main-
tain certification and aircrews practised
TLAG rotation 15 has been drawn
from 5 Avn Regt and supports the ISF by
transporting troops and supplies through-
out East Timor.
affects all Defence
personnel -- HQ Forcomd
By Maj Andrew Dixon
THE adaptive campaigning concept
can seem too obscure to be important
to soldiers on the ground, but it directly
impacts personnel at every level of an
HQ Forcomd has been actively pro-
moting the adaptive campaigning mes-
sage in an effort to help troops better
understand what it means and how it
relates to each corps, unit and individual.
Vanguard Issue 4, September 2009,
explained that adaptive campaigning
"provides a conceptual and philosophical
framework and force modernisation guid-
ance to the Army".
In layman's terms, by taking a con-
ceptual and philosophical approach, the
Army is gathering information about the
enemy to come up with possible courses
of action or suggest a preferred action to
prepare for future actions.
Force modernisation guidance is pro-
vided to the Army so that we have the
latest information available to perform
Force modernisation guidance is like
the TV show Pimp My Ride. On the
show, participants have their old vehicles
transformed into spectacular machines
with the latest technology available. To
be able to achieve the result, the mechan-
ics who work on the vehicle research the
social interests of the participant and the
latest equipment before deciding their
design for the car.
In a basic sense, adaptive campaign-
ing generates ideas and an investigative
structure to provide up-to-date guidance
to the Army.
The Vanguard issue identified that
"Army needs adaptive campaigning to
ensure we are ready for the demands of
operating in a future complex security
environment and provides a common lan-
guage and model for planners to analyse
Adaptive campaigning comprises five
mutually reinforcing and interdependent
lines of operation:
Joint land combat
Indigenous capacity building
Each represent a philosophical con-
ceptual framework for the conduct of
operations and are present in all con-
flicts. The weighting between them is
determined by the changing conditions of
Future editions will explain the lines of operation
in more detail and how Army units and personnel
are affected by operating within each one.
Adapt and overcome: The principles
of adaptive campaigning affect all
personnel involved in an operation.
Photo by Cpl Christopher Dickson
Air ops: Troops from Anzac Coy practise air mobile insertion while Timor-Leste Aviation Group
(TLAG) pilots maintain their currency with flying hours and a Black Hawk inserts a patrol (inset) into
the hills near Maliana.
Photos by Cpl Melina Mancuso
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