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The end of 2014 marked the conclusion of Operation Slipper, Australia's military contribution to the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan.
Australian Defence Force troops tasked with assisting the communities of Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Byfield in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, completed their mission on 13 March 2015.
On 2 November 1942, the 2/31st Battalion cautiously entered Kokoda. Expecting to encounter the Japanese, the patrol found the village abandoned.
During the Defence Blood Challenge, Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Australian Public Service employees compete to achieve the highest number of donations and save the most lives.
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