Private Mason Tessier's father’s tales of service inspired the Baulkham HIlls local to leave his civilian trade and join the Army.
The role women have played in the Air Force was the focus of an International Women’s Day event held in the Middle East.
Serving alongside ADF personnel, five Defence public servants are deployed on Operation Accordion in the Middle East region.
Army reservist Lieutenant Madeline Meagher inspired her mechanic father to also enlist.
Leading Aircraftwoman Lisa Stephens' career has taken her to 10 countries in the past three-and-a-half years.
A chat with a friend led Warrant Officer Class 2 Cheryl Peebles to join the Army 35 years ago.
Former abattoir worker Leading Aircraftman Lawson McCurran is on deployment as an Air Force network technician.
Captain Jess Law, from Port Macquarie, is an operations officer on her first operational deployment.
ADF personnel on deployment in the Middle East late last year raised $1650 for the charity 42 for 42 in a marathon effort.
Originally from South West Rocks, Private Myah Peters is deployed on Operation Accordion in the Middle East region.
The woman who founded the organisation that has donated thousands of quilts and laundry bags has received a quilt of her own.
Any Defence member who has passed through JTF 633’s Camp Baird is likely to have visited the coffee shop Bean Around the MEAO.