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1 week ago
Farewell To Arms
It was great to catch up with Captain Adrian Dolahenty in Liverpool, NSW today.
Adrian separated from the military earlier this month after a good career in Defence.
He served 10 years in Reserves - four in 177 Air Dispatch where he made 37 parachute jumps but never packed a parachute. Adrian commissioned and spent six years in AAPRS where he worked with the Second Division’s 8th Brigade in Sydney.
I met and recruited Adrian while we were both Journalists with Fairfax Community Newspapers in Fairfield. He later started on the well-worn path of Public Affairs with the State Government. He now has his own Public Affairs company.
Adrian is married to Nicole and the couple has two children.
Good luck with your future endeavours! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Please spare a thought for Barry Buckley who is in hospital once more with cardio-respiratory problems. I am sure that he will be out and about in due course.
COL COMDT ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Thank you for inviting me to the group. My Dad served during WW2, Mum also in AF, older brother in the Navy. Without knowing it, I was in the highest recruitment cohort but I was middle-aged when I enlisted after 11 September 2001. I wanted to join Army’s Civil-Military corps but the young veteran of two Iraq tours (27) at the Recruiting Centre popped me in the RAN. I protested: “Excuse me, young man, my total maritime experience is two trips on the Manly Ferry.” He said they’d soon fix that. True. But I learned so much more from Army - not to be mouthy, to be a good follower as well as a good leader, humility, and to go to the sound of the guns. I am a better person for having served. Tougher, yes. I have five children. They know very little of my 12 years’ experiences in the armed forces. I have the greatest respect for our comrades in arms. We should look after all our veterans because they are good soldiers regardless of their service parents and units. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
CAN THE ADMINS OF THIS GROUP DO A BETTER JOB OF MONITORING WHO IS ALLOWED IN THIS GROUP. WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER, A VERY ELDERLY MAN, HE HAS BEEN PRIVATE MESSAGING ME, SENDING ME NUDE PICTURES OF HIMSELF IN VERY NASTY POSES, ALONG WITH CLOSE UP PICTURES OF HIM IN HIS UNMENTIONABLES. HE IS OFFERING AN IPHONE 8+ IN EXCHANGE FOR SEXUAL FAVOURS. I AM ESPECIALLY BOTHERED BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN IPHONE 6 AND OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH IT. IT RUNS SUPER SLOW AND THE CAPS LOCK IS STUCK ON. THANK YOU! I THINK IT MAYBE BUCK?? ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
AAPRS Association Virtual Gunfire Breakfast:
As most will be 'confined to barracks' (ie Home) this year, we will be opening up a Video Conference for members at 0630 (AEST) this ANZAC Day.
You will be able to join in using a webcam or tablet/phone for video or just a standard phone or microphone on PC for audio only.
If interested, please private Message me your email address and I will send an invitation via Email with further instructions. Numbers will be limited, so break that rule and be quick to take one pace forward. (BYO ANZAC Biscuits and Toddy) ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Couple of AAPRS members from Perth ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
4 months ago
Some bedtime reading for ex AAPRS.
Yesterday the Auditor General released a report on the effectiveness of Defence communications which seems to have gone unreported. Key findings...
For all its money, people and policies Defence cannot demonstrate effective communications. Basic stuff ... communications plans with no budgets, little to no evaluation of plans, recent processes that meant a third of responses to media inquiries did not meet reporters' deadlines and risk averse practices which threaten reputational damage.
Two bright spots. Phots have fast, sound processes for getting imagery out there. Service newspapers cost around $500 000 a year but earn $800 000 in advertising.
The report is worth reading but a warning ... it's lengthy and pretty dense ... you might want to go straight for the charts and footnotes and read the Appendix on what the media thinks about Defence. ... See MoreSee Less