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The Australian Reservist - Issue 26

Issue 26 of The Australian Reservist - download - out now!

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TASMAN SCHEME 2015/6 Successful Candidates

Congratulations to the 11 sucessful candidates for the 2015/6 TASMAN SCHEME Award.  Read on for full details of candidates.

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Prince of Wales Award 2015/6 Successful Candidates

Congratulations to the 14 sucessful candidates for the 2015/6 Prince of Wales Award.  Read on for full details of candidates.

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Naval Reserve Roots & Branch Review

Deputy Chief of Navy RADM Mike Van Balen has initiated a comprehensive review of the structure, size, roles and management of the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

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Naval Reserve “Roots and Branch” Review 2015–16

CAPT Joe Lukaitis, RFD, RANR comments on the "Roots and Branch" Review.  Joe is a Maritime Warfare Officer and National Vice President Navy of the Defence Reserves Association. During 2006 – 2010 he was Director Naval Reserve Capability in Navy Strategic Command.

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2015 DRA Conference - ADF Total Force - Fact or Fiction?

The 2015 Defence Reserves Conference was held in Sydney on the 22nd August 2015.  View the presentations.

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Defence Reserves Legislation Pending

Proposed amendments to the Defence Reserves Service (Protection) Act 2001 are likely to be considered by the Federal Parliament in the 2015 Spring session of Parliament.

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Working With The NZDF Chaplaincy Team

Tasman Scheme Experience - CPL Natalie Eagles (RAAFAR)

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Defence Reserves Australia Website Goes Live

On the 1st September we went live with our new website ...

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VIC Reservists' Reunion Lunch

130 current and ex-Defence Reservists from all services caught up at the annual DRA Reunion Lunch at the RACV Club.

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DRSC Supportive Employer Program

This is a National initiative being run out of Canberra by DRSC and Head Cadets Reserves & Employer Support Division. The following link provides information on the Supportive Employer Programme:

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Putting the NZ in ANZAC

An address by MAJGEN Jim Barry AM MBE RFD ED (Retd) to an ANZAC Day lunch of the Pipeclay Club commemoration 100 years since the original landing.

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NSAA Speech 8 Feb 2015

MAJGEN Jim Barry's speech to the National Serviceman's Association of Australia Victorian Branch at the Shrine of Remembrance service on Sunday, 8 February 2015

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National Boer War Memorial

The first bronze statue is on its way to Canberra and the construction of the second statue now in progress.  View an interview with the sculptor.

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Boer War Commemorative Service 2015

The National Boer War Memorial Association – Victoria conducted the Annual Pilgrimage and Service at the Shrine of Remembrance on Sunday 31st May 2015 – the anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between the British and the Boer forces at Vereeniging in 1902.

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Remembering Them

A new free App and website - "Remembering Them" now offers a comprehensive record
of Australia’s war heritage sites available to all Australians at the click of a button.

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Events

DRA 2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Date: Saturday Aug 27, 2016, 8:30 am

As in previous years, the National Conference is a tri-service all ranks Conference.

It will offer current serving and retired Regular and Reserve members of the ADF, and members of the public the opportunity for genuine professional development, networking with senior military members and politicians, and information on the challenges and opportunities that face our Reserve Forces as part of the ADF within the context of the 2016 Defence White Paper.

 

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What's New

The Australian Reservist - Issue 26

Issue 26 of The Australian Reservist - download - out now!

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Remembering Them

A new free App and website - "Remembering Them" now offers a comprehensive record
of Australia’s war heritage sites available to all Australians at the click of a button.

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Sponsors

You can sponsor the DRA in many forms: financially or through "in kind" services.  For sponsorship enquiries use the Contact Form here and select "Sponsor the DRA" as the nature of the enquiry.

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Big Sky Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher specialising in producing high quality non-fiction books in areas including Military History, History and Autobiographies by Australian authors.    They have an extensive Australian Military History book catalogue and also have published a number of books produced by the Australian Army History Unit. Big Sky Publishing support the DRA with a book prizes for articles published in the DRA journal which have a historical theme.

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Ontime Publications publish a number of magazines and journals for various organisations including a number of Defence Associations.  They support the DRA by publishing the DRA Journal - "The Australian Reservist" which is produced biannually.  The  generation of advertising revenue offsets the cost of printing an enables the DRA to produce a high quality magazine.

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Professional Association Management Services - PAMS for short, is proud to sponsor and manage the DRA's website.  PAMS works with not for profit associations, providing association management services.  These include: administration, bookkeeping, communications, compliance, governance, graphics design, marketing, member management and technology support.  For more information visit our website or call 03 9895 4495.

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The Pratt Foundation supported the Defence Reserves Association with a generous grant to enable the establishment of the DRA's original online presence.

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Telstra generously provided a grant to develop the Defence Reserves Association's original website.

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