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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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Challenges, Opportunities - The Opposition View

I think at the heart of national security is a willingness to make difficult decisions. At the heart of national security and in terms of the way we...

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Supporting Australia’s Veteran and Ex-service Communities

Today I would like to affirm to you the ongoing commitment of the Government to support Australia’s veteran and ex-service communities, and their families. The Government places great importance on ensuring that...

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Optimal use of the Naval Reserve as part of the total Navy

The organisers of the 2016 DRA Conference invited the Chief of Navy to address the conference on how Navy intends to maximise the use of the RAN Reserve as part of an integrated total Navy, noting that the 2016 Defence White Paper.....

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Reserve Transformation

The Army of Today.  Today’s Army is undergoing a significant period of modernisation guided by the principles established under Plan BEERSHEBA. Throughout this journey the Army has made the transition to an integrated force, one in which capability is the focus not the pathway to develop and deliver that capability, be it full time or part time.

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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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Working With The NZDF Chaplaincy Team

Tasman Scheme Experience - CPL Natalie Eagles (RAAFAR)

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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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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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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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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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