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DRA President's report - September 2017

“Reserve Forces - Opportunity to Improve Capability of the ADF” was the theme of the 2017 Defence Reserves Association (DRA) National Conference held on Saturday 19 August 2017 at the Comfort Inn Airport International at Queanbeyan. The aim of the Conference was to discuss the crucial issues affecting the ability of the Reserve Forces to improve the capability of the ADF.

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Australian Army Reserve transformation - A total force

Address to the Defence Reserves Association Conference 2017, Queanbeyan, Saturday 19 August 2017 by Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO DSC, Chief of Army

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YouSaid - Reserves

A snapshot from the February 2017 YourSay Reserves survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the February 2017 YourSay Reserves survey. A total of 7770 ADF Reserve members responded and in doing so, these participants provided comprehensive insights into the views of Reserve service which will inform workforce reform, people policies, programs and services for the benefit of all ADF members.

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Formation of 9th Regiment Royal Australian Artillery

Chief of Army, Lieutenant General AJ Campbell DSC, AM has approved the raising of a new Artillery Regimental Headquarters to command the 2nd/10th, 3rd, 5th/llth, 6th/13th' 7th and 23rd Light Batteries.

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Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme

On Thursday, 4 May, a plaque dedication ceremony was held at the Australian War Memorial to honour the little known Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme. They volunteered for duty in the darkest days of 1940 when the Admiralty called on the Dominions for men to serve in the Royal Navy. The plaque dedicated at the Australian War Memorial is a significant step in telling their story, a small band of men from Australia who did us and their service proud, and of whom we are proud.

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Minister Responds to DRA on Reservists who Served in the Solomon Islands eligibility for NLHC

The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veteran Affairs & Minister for Defence Personnel, responds on 14 April 2017 to MAJGEN Barry of the Defence Reserves Association regarding the eligibility of Reservists who had served in the Solomon Islands for Non-Liability Health Care (NLHC).

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DRA's Report to the DRSC National Meeting 5 May 2017

DRA President MAJGEN Paul Irving's report to the May 2017 meeting of the Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC)

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The Australian Reservist - Issue 27

This issue contains: Army Reserve Innovation - LTCOL John Molnar, Training the Millennials - CPL Tim Scully, Reservists Lead Creation of On-Line News Programme - SQNLDR Deanna Nott, An Anaesthetist on Active Service - CAPT James Hook, The Community of Veterans - COL Marcus Fielding, The Effects of Economic Rationalism on the Reserve - SQNLDR Alan Lyons, VALE Lieutentant Colonel Edward Lynes, and selected presentations from the 2016 DRA National Conference.

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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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