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What is the Whole of Relocation Cost (WORC) model and how does it affect
From August 2013, all ADF members having a removal within Australia will have their goods uplifted on
any day within the week of their preferred uplift date. This new approach does not involve a change to your
removal entitlements. Members submit their AFR as usual nominating a preferred uplift date. Toll then
determines the best value for money uplift day within the week of your preferred date and confirms the
date with you.
How long does it take for Toll to confirm the actual uplift date?
Once you have submitted a completed AFR, and your removal has been approved, in most cases you
will receive confirmation of the actual uplift date from your case manager witihin 10 working days. This
timeframe is dependent on you being available for Toll to complete a Pre-Removal Visit.
What is a Pre-Removal Visit (PRV)?
A Toll Transitions Consultant will attend your home to confirm your removal details. They will assess the
volume of your household furniture and effects and note any special packing requirements. The Toll
Consultant will also advise of your responsibilities and the removalist's responsibilities during your
What if I have an operational or extenuating personal reason that dictates I
have to move on my preferred uplift date?
You need to obtain CO/OC or delegate (MAJ(E) or above) approval. This authorisation must be provided
to your case manager at the time you submit your AFR. Your case manager can provide you with the
applicable form or you can download it from our website.
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Army November 7, 2013
Embarking with Marines
Soldiers on a US course get a look at how American personnel conduct amphibious operations, Cpl Max Bree reports.
International training: Sgt Norm Wiegold, of ALTC Maritime Wing, gained skills and insight on a Marine Corps Intermediate Embarkation course in
Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Photo by Cpl Max Bree
APAIR of terminal opera-
tors gained a new insight
into amphibious opera-
tions after attending a US
Marine Corps course in Jacksonville,
Sgts Norm Wiegold, of ALTC
Maritime Wing, and Nathan McKenzie,
of NUSHIP Canberra, put their skills
to the test during the Marine Corps
Intermediate Embarkation course.
"The embarkers work aboard Navy
ships and plan all the MEUs (Marine
Expeditionary Units) which are their
deployments," Sgt Wiegold said.
"If they are going away for an exer-
cise they will plan it all right down
to the number of buses, the weights
for aircraft, all the way there and back
"They sort out the details for the
ship embarkation and aircraft under-
"Where we have movers and ammo
techs and other guys; they just organ-
ise everything. They do a hell of a lot."
Before the sergeants got into load-
ing ships, they had to pass computer
tests on US Marine transport.
"There was a lot of stuff we don't
do," Sgt Wiegold said.
"The hardest thing was knowing
what vehicles they had compared to
ours and knowing the load planning."
Sgt Wiegold said US Marine
embarkers plan the entire force embar-
kation and debarkation with others only
showing up when everything was ready.
"If I was a staff sergeant embarker
on a ship I would be in charge of eve-
rything," he said.
"The corporals, privates and lance
corporals only turn up when it's time
Participants given a tour of the
transport ship USS Norfolk, similar
to an LHD, before a three-day assess-
ment on loading a Marine force.
Vehicles and equipment were
driven onto the Norfolk, similar to
the way things will be loaded onto
"The physical loading of the LHD
was without cranes," Sgt Wiegold
"It's all done by ramps and vehicle
turning bays. That's probably going
to make it easier for Australia
because we don't have to take that
Australia's flexibility in loading
and tendency to do "admin" loads
rather than "tactical" loads could also
make things faster once our LHDs
come into service, according to Sgt
"Americans just do tactical loads
where everything's got to be in a cer-
tain spot in the order that you want it
to come off the boat," he said.
"You've got to be careful where
you put it, but I reckon for us it will be
a lot faster, provided you load it right
and you've got your loading crew
ready to go."
Sgt Wiegold was also impressed
with the work ethic of the US Marine
embarkers on the course.
"They were pretty cool and very
professional about what they do," he
"They don't like little mistakes and
they don't like to get it wrong."
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