Owner of Commercial Racking and Shelving Company, Mr Dallas McCosh (centre) accepts the award for the Private Sector for Small Business Category at the National Employer Support Awards, held at the Australian War Memorial overnight. He is flanked (left to right) by Mr Colin Radford, Chair Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Victoria, DRSC National Chair, Mr Marcus Blackmore, company employee and Reservist, Private Martin Jennings and Assistant Minister for Defence The Hon Stuart Robert MP.

Employers recognised for reservist support

Five outstanding employers have been recognised for their support of Australian Defence Force Reservists at the National Employer Support Awards in Canberra overnight.

RSL Youth program to focus on defence families

Previous winners of grants under the Queensland RSL’s Youth Development Program, as seen here, have used the grants to pursue sporting, cultural community goals.
The 2015 Queensland Returned Services League (RSL) Youth Development Program will focus on helping realise the dreams of students from families of former and serving veterans.

Wedgetail AEW&C now fully operational

Australia’s fleet of six E-7A Wedgetail aircraft has achieved Final Operational Capability, as announced by Defence Minister Kevin Andrews and Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Davies at Fairbairn in Canberra yesterday.

Chief of Navy visits Pacific 2015 stand at IMDEX

At the International Maritime Defence Expo (IMDEX) held in Singapore last week, Australia’s Chief of Navy VADM Tim Barrett visited the PACIFIC 2015 stand

Kongsberg weapon station for Australian Supacats

Kongsberg will supply its Protector remote weapon system for Supacat’s Extenda special forces vehicle in Australian service.

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