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secretary: Innovation and mentoring help shape us all
Chief of the Defence Force: Defence cooperation with regional neighbours 15
Pictorial: Navy’s Fleet Concentration Period
Cost-consciousness in Defence
Increased Navy numbers share the load
CDF Parade at ADFA
Moving memorial honours AHS Centaur
Air Force charges at Red Flag
The strategic Reform Program: Making it happen
spotlight on Reform: Strategic Planning stream
DsTO: Innovation intrinsic
Air Force: Super Hornets set for action
People strategies and Policy: Defence takes pride in diversity
DsTO: Award charts new horizons for Defence scientist
Public Affairs: Behind the lens; outside the wire
Operations: A difference made
Joint Logistics Command: One-stop logistics shop at JLU Victoria
DIGO: Geospatial innovation driven by digital age
Joint Logistics Command: Leaders dissect quadrilateral issues
Defence support Group: e-recruitment comes to Defence
DMO: The Defence Industry Innovation Centre
Recruiting: Teams target specialist trades
Navy: Innovations assist operational commanders at sea
Joint Health Command: Program helps heal the wounds
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Innovation is the theme upon which we are hanging this edition of Defence Magazine.
And for those who don’t already know, innovation is also one of the six Defence values – and
for no specific reason, it is the only value we have incorporated into our themes for this year.
Defined, innovation is actively looking for better ways of doing business, and we have put
together an array of stories that, while some are more innovative than others, show the
diversity that comes from finding better ways of doing our jobs.
Quite often however, innovation is required every day, and this is best exemplified by the men
and women in uniform, and also highlighted by the Navy’s recent Fleet Concentration Period
and Air Force’s participation in Exercise Red Flag – both of which are featured inside.
Innovation has also featured in the testing, evaluation and acceptance of the Air Force’s fleet
of Super Hornet aircraft. The obvious innovations are in the classified equipment, however we
have at least been able to highlight the journey that enabled these aircraft to officially land at
RAAF Base Amberley on March 26.
Another story, already featured in Army News and well worth highlighting in this edition, is
Joint Health Command’s initiative in improving the career prospects of wounded or injured
soldiers through the ADF Paralympics Sports Program. And don’t be surprised if you hear the
names Private Liam Haven or Warrant Officer Class Two Dennis Ramsay on the podium at a
On the civilian side of the house, DIGO unveils the digital innovations of its Geospatial Analysis
Centre, DSG discusses the benefits of electronic recruitment, while DMO harnesses technology
through the Defence Industry Innovation Centre.
At the sharp end of innovation, our friends at DSTO briefly discuss their program that assesses
and develops emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and biotechnology.
Michael Weaver, editor
Thanks to those who offered to help proof the magazine following publication on the cover of Issue 1/2010
of an inset image that showed medals being worn in the incorrect order. We apologise for the unintentional
error that also highlights the uneducated nature of this subject. We also hope to right that wrong with an
article in an edition very shortly.
PHOTO OF THe MONTH:
Originally from Adelaide, Gunner Troy
Clarke from 16th Air Defence Regiment
at Woodside Barracks, South Australia,
worked at the Clipsal 500 showing
members of the public the RBS70
Photo: LAC David Cotton
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