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Army October 27, 2011
By LS Paul Berry
THERE is no job too hard for the ADF
movers at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) in
No matter where you need to go the
KAF Movement Control Detachment
will get you there.
The team plan, schedule and control
personnel and cargo movements from
KAF throughout the MEAO, often work-
ing long hours and facing short notice
Pte Greg Carr, 1 Joint Movt Gp, said
working with coalition forces was a high-
light of the job.
"It's nice that you get to mingle
with all sorts of nationalities that you
wouldn't necessarily meet back at home
and we have a constant stream of them
coming through the door asking if they
can jump on our planes," Pte Carr said.
"If there is space available, we get
KAF Joint Movement Control Office
platoon commander Flg-Off Robert
Lahey said the small team shouldered a
"There is so much expected of the
soldiers in terms of planning, liaising and
dealing with the coalition," he said.
"They've really got to get out there
and it's not a place for people who are
Random requests and movements
prove to be the biggest challenge for the
Pte Carr recently coordinated a move
of 80 Slovakian soldiers from KAF to
Tarin Kot on Australian aircraft.
"The Slovak move was quite compli-
cated and could have potentially turned
to custard, but it didn't," he said.
"Those boys are well disciplined, it
went well and that was a satisfying thing.
"The crazy hours are part of the deal
and I don't really take that into consid-
eration; if we've got to work we work
and we get the job done."
on the move
That's entertainment: Australian performers Amy Meredith, John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew,
and comedian Dan Ilic toured the MEAO earlier this month. The performers gave a series of well received
shows at venues in Afghanistan including Tarin Kot, Kandahar and Kabul. Comedian Dan Ilic was the
master of ceremonies with audiences lapping up his brand of "investigative comedy". Among the many
highlights of the tour, John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew performed the classic Redgum song, I
was only 19. This most recent Forces Entertainment Tour was the 19th to the MEAO.Photos by AB Jo Dilorenzo
Entertainers light up Tarin Kot
Making a move: Pte Greg Carr, left, 1 Joint Movt Gp, and JMCO platoon
commander Flg-Off Robert Lahey oversee cargo loading into an Australian
C-17 aircraft at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
Photo by LS Paul Berry
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