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Army November 7, 2013
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and CDF Gen David Hurley say thank you to personnel at ceremony in Tarin Kot
CDF Gen David Hurley has formally
commended more than 26,500 per-
sonnel for their efforts in operations
in the Middle East at a recognition
ceremony in Tarin Kot.
The event, on October 28, marked
the approaching end of Australia's
mission in Uruzgan Province.
"Over the next 10 weeks the ADF
will complete its mission in Uruzgan
and the majority of our people will
begin to return to Australia," Gen
He thanked all Australians involved
with operations in the Middle East,
over the past decade.
"I am immensely proud of the
work our Defence personnel have done
to counter the insurgency and what
we have achieved for the people of
Afghanistan," Gen Hurley said.
During the ceremony Prime
Minister Tony Abbott described the
ending of Australia's involvement as
"Sweet because hundreds of
soldiers will be home by Christmas;
bitter because not all Australian
families have had their sons, fathers
and partners returned," he said. "Sweet
because our soldiers have given a
magnificent account of themselves;
bitter because Afghanistan remains a
dangerous place despite all that has
"Australia's longest war is ending,
not with victory, not with defeat, but
with we hope an Afghanistan that's
better for our presence here."
Australians have worked with
Afghans since 2005 to degrade
the insurgency while training and
mentoring allowed the Afghan security
forces to develop their capability to
accept responsibility for Uruzgan's
security, according to the CDF.
"The Afghan people have shown
strong support for their own security
forces and growing confidence that
the Afghan National Security Forces can
confront and defeat the insurgents," he said.
The CDF said Defence and civilian
partners made a lasting contribution to
enhance the quality of life in Uruzgan
"A succession of Australian
reconstruction teams have built or
redeveloped hospitals and medical centres,
schools and more than 200km of roads and
bridges to enhance health and education and
to improve vital infrastructure," he said.
Efforts of the international community
allowed the fielding of the Afghan National
Security Forces and established institutional
building blocks for the Afghan people to
determine their own future, according to the
"This is the legacy of those military
personnel and civilians killed or wounded
in the conflict, including more than 260
Australians who were wounded, and the
40 Australian soldiers who were killed in
action," he said. "We will remember them."
Recognition: Personnel take part in a recognition ceremony
at Multinational Base Tarin Kot. Inset above, Prime Minister
Tony Abbott greets Uruzgan's Provincial Governor Amir
Mohammad Akhundzada. Inset left, CDF Gen David Hurley
meets Commander Regional Command South Maj-Gen Paul
LaCamera at Multinational Base Tarin Kot. Photos by Cpl Mark Doran
DARWIN'S Defence community
has prepared for the cyclone season
as the Bureau of Meteorology pre-
dicted up to three cyclones could
form off the Northern Territory coast
during the period.
The ADF joined forces with
Darwin City Council to remove and
collect household and other items
that could become dangerous pro-
jectiles at the height of a cyclone.
More than 400 tonnes of debris
was collected from Defence bases
and establishments in Darwin, with
assistance from 1CER, vehicles
from Robertson Barracks and work-
ers from Darwin City Council.
Items included building waste,
furniture, whitegoods and timber.
A quarter of the goods collected
were recycled. The clean-up tar-
geted Defence Establishment
Berrimah, RAAF Base Darwin,
HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah
HQ NORCOM's unit cyclone
officer WO Tony Nicol coordinated
"In a cyclone a lot of loose mate-
rial can become airborne and cause
serious damage and injury," he said.
"The Defence community and
general population is safer if debris
can be removed ahead of serious
The City of Darwin's sen-
ior technical officer for parks and
Cleaning up before the storm
Working together: A member of 1CER assists a Darwin Council
worker during the annual pre-cyclone cleanup. Photo by Darryl Johnston
reserves, Chris Bailey, thanked the
ADF for its assistance.
"The ADF has supported the
City of Darwin in its cyclone prepa-
rations for more than 10 years, with
personnel and equipment collect-
ing debris from neighbourhoods and
Defence bases," he said.
Northern Territory's Emergency
Services reminded residents to be
cyclone prepared with a household
emergency services plan and to put
together an emergency kit, which
includes items such as a torch, bat-
teries, a first aid kit and enough pro-
visions to last at least three days.
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