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Army May 23, 2013
Cpl Nick Wiseman
TWO warrant officers from the
WO&NCO Academy at Kokoda
Barracks have paid tribute to
Australian soldiers by customising
their Harley Davidson motorcycles.
WO2 Jason Moriarty and WO2
Jason Sten both have a love for bikes
and while serving overseas came up
with the idea to dedicate their bikes
to the work of fellow Australian
WO2 Moriarty said he had always
wanted a Harley and finally pur-
chased one while on leave during his
deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.
“I bought a stock bike and import-
ed it directly from the US,” he said.
“After it arrived, I blacked out all
the chrome and had some customisa-
tions done to it.”
Knowing he was going to deploy
again 12 months later, he visited
a friend who did airbrushing and
designed the theme of the bike – a
tribute to soldiers past and present.
The front guard artwork features
an Australian flag with blood, while
the centrepiece, the fuel tank, fea-
tures soldiers from WWI through to
WO2 Moriarty said it just felt
right to choose the tribute as the
theme of the bike.
“It was a good stress relief while
deployed to relax and design the art-
work,” he said.
“It has gone on to win awards and
will even be printed in a bike maga-
Fellow Harley owner WO2 Sten
has had his Harley since 1998 but
after running it for more than a
decade and rebuilding it, decided to
theme his bike as a tribute as well.
WO2 Sten said most people pur-
chased their bikes and customised
“I rode mine into the ground and
worked out from there exactly what
I wanted to change and customise,”
“My bike is a tribute to the 10
fallen warriors that paid the ulti-
mate sacrifice while deployed with
His theme is “brothers by
choice”, a saying he picked up while
deployed, which was the glue that
WO2s customise bikes to remember
held them together and explained
their bond overseas.
“It has now become an unofficial
motto at 6RAR,” he said.
“New soldiers have taken it on
board and owned the saying, starting
to live with the same motto.”
Both men knew each other before
deploying together, but their friend-
ship and love of motorcycles was
cemented during their deployment.
The bikes took out first and sec-
ond place in a recent competition and
will feature later this year in a Harley
Wild rides: From left, WO2s Jason Moriarty and Jason Sten cruise Kakoda Barracks on their customised Harley
Davidsons. Inset left, WO2 Moriarty’s paint job pays tribute to Australians soldiers from WWI to the present,
while WO2 Sten’s custom work (inset right) is dedicated to the soldiers killed while deployed with MTF 1.
A fairytale result
for big Harley fan
MOTORCYCLE enthusiast Maj Darren
Kaehne, of HQJOC, has won a brand
new Harley Davidson Iron 883 in a
Soldier On fundraising raffle less than
two months after returning from his sec-
ond Afghanistan deployment.
Maj Kaehne bought seven $20 tickets
in the raffle, amounting to 1 per cent of
the $14,000 motorbike’s showroom price
“I’ve got an English Staffy bull ter-
rier I named Harley because I thought he
was the only Harley I’d ever own,” Maj
“I took the book of tickets off a mate
at work and sold one to my current boss,
colleagues, and bought seven myself.
“After that I told him not to bother sell-
ing any more because I was going to win.”
When he found out he actually had
won the bike just before Anzac Day,
Maj Kaehne naturally called family and
friends to brag. He’s put more than 300km
on the clock since the presentation.
Soldier On founder John Bale said he
was glad to see the prize go to someone
who would appreciate it.
“It couldn’t have been more of a fair-
ytale result to have the bike go to a guy
who’s been on a few tours, just got back
and always wanted a Harley,” he said.
“If we went through all the entries, I
don’t think we could have planned it as
well as it’s turned out just by luck.”
The raffle raised more than $20,000
towards Soldier On’s work supporting
wounded troops and their families.
Biking on: Harley Davidson enthusiast Maj Darren Kaehne, of HQJOC, is
all smiles after winning a new Iron 883 in a raffle that raised $20,000 for
Photo by John Wellfare
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