Our Stories - the Australian Defence Force on Operations Podcast

ADF members serving Australia in the Middle East describe their mission and share their personal experiences.

What is it like to serve overseas on operations with the Australian Defence Force? What are the highlights and the challenges of the job? How do you become a tank commander, a pilot, a maritime warfare officer or a medic? This series gives listeners a unique, insider's perspective of life on operations in the Middle East with Australian Defence Force members, who are serving their country today.

Operation Highroad is Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led Resolute Support train, advise and assist mission.

From Kandahar to Kabul and Bagram, there are about 270 Australian Defence Force personnel employed as advisors, embedded headquarters staff, force protection, and in various logistics, medical and intelligence roles.

In series four, we follow members deployed on Operation Highroad as they complete their tour of duty.

In episode seven, we meet Task Group Afghanistan Policy Advisor, Mrs Emily Slatter, who gives us an insight into her role on Operation Highroad.

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Operation Highroad is Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led Resolute Support train, advise and assist mission.

From Kandahar to Kabul and Bagram, there are about 270 Australian Defence Force personnel employed as advisors, embedded headquarters staff, force protection, and in various logistics, medical and intelligence roles.

In series four, we follow members deployed on Operation Highroad as they complete their tour of duty.

In episode six, we meet Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Wilson who tells us about the great work being done at the Kabul Garrison General Command (KGC) with our team of 11 Australian Army officers who are mentoring KGC's principal staff. 

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Operation Highroad is Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led Resolute Support train, advise and assist mission.

From Kandahar to Kabul and Bagram, there are about 270 Australian Defence Force personnel employed as advisors, embedded headquarters staff, force protection, and in various logistics, medical and intelligence roles.

In series four, we follow members deployed on Operation Highroad as they complete their tour of duty.

In episode five, we meet Captain Tim Coulter who tells us about the work our Australian mentors are doing at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy on Operation Highroad.

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Operation Highroad is Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led Resolute Support train, advise and assist mission.

From Kandahar to Kabul and Bagram, there are about 270 Australian Defence Force personnel employed as advisors, embedded headquarters staff, force protection, and in various logistics, medical and intelligence roles.

In series four, we follow members deployed on Operation Highroad as they complete their tour of duty.

In episode four, we meet Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins who tells us about the work our medical professionals are doing on Operation Highroad.

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Operation Highroad is Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led Resolute Support train, advise and assist mission.

From Kandahar to Kabul and Bagram, there are about 270 Australian Defence Force personnel employed as advisors, embedded headquarters staff, force protection, and in various logistics, medical and intelligence roles.

In series four, we follow members deployed on Operation Highroad as they complete their tour of duty.

In episode three, we meet Squadron Leader Nathan Gilmore who tells us about his role as an Armament Advisor for the Afghan Air Force.

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