Military mission to support RAMSI concludes

With the agreement of the Solomon Islands Government and in acknowledgement that the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force are a capable force that is able to maintain law and order, there is no longer a requirement to maintain a military presence within the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.

Australia sends help after tsunami

Approximately 30 ADF members from RAMSI supplemented a medical contingent of 29 ADF personnel to support relief efforts following a tsunami.

Army Reserves take charge

The Australian Army transitions to a Reserve Company Group of approximately 140 personnel in support of the Combined Task Force that includes NZ, Tonga and PNG Defence personnel.

Last rotation of soldiers deploy to support RAMSI

The 30th Rotation of peacekeeping troops to deploy to the Solomon Islands to support the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) have left Australia. Approximately 7,500 Australian Defence Force personnel have served in the Solomon Islands in support of RAMSI on Operation ANODE since the mission began in 2003. Commander 4th Brigade Brigadier Michael Annett, CSC said the parade marked the end of a demanding and comprehensive training program for the deploying troops and also praised the families and employers who have supported them.

Tongan patrols reach out

Tongan Lance Corporal Christopher Pou'uhila, left, Australian signaller Private Guy Jensen and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force explosive ordnance technician Noel Bako patrol at Hell's Point near Honiara in Solomon Islands. Tongans, Australians and New Zealanders worked closely together on Rotation 19 of Operation ANODE in Solomon Islands.

Army Reserve employers thanked

Local Solomon Islanders entertain Boss Lift participants prior to a village feast. Employers of the Army Reservists currently deployed to Solomon Islands on Operation ANODE have taken the opportunity to see for themselves what life is really like for their employees currently serving the nation overseas, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Boss Lift program. The ADF’s Boss Lift program is designed to inform and promote to employers and the broader community the training, skills and capabilities that reservists bring to the civilian workplace. Boss Lift activities provide participants with first hand experience of the type of work and training their civilian employees undertake when rendering Defence Reserve service. Boss Lift promotes an employer environment sympathetic to the release of Reservists to meet ADF operational and capability needs.

Royal Solomon Islands Police Take to the Streets

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Constable Luke Sale interviews local villagers with assistance from Lance Corporal Sean Fitton during a routine patrol.

Role of RAMSI discussed

Pastor Robin discusses his views on the topic 'RAMSI Transition- Scaling down of RAMSI' with Lance Corporal Erica Rosewarne and Royal Solomon Islands Police Officer Vivian Foantona during the 'Walkabout Tok Tok' facilitated by The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), members of the Australian Defence Force and the Participating Police Force.

Medical aid delivered during community out reach visit

Army Reserve Medic, Private Vanessa Noordermeer readies to perform a medical clinic during a visit by soldiers from Combined Task Force 635 (CTF635) to a small villiage. The Australian soldiers of CTF635 are predominately Army Reservists and are deployed to Solomon Islands under Operation ANODE. Operation ANODE is the name of the ADF contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). RAMSI's mission is to assist the Solomon Islands' Government in restoring law and order, economic governance, and improving the machinery of government.

Routine patrols keep the peace

West Australian Army Reserve soldier Private Tony Yates greets a local during a patrol around the palm oil plantation at Mbalisuna.

School books go to a good home

Warrant Officer Class 2 Sid Davis gives some school books and other useful items donated by Pte Jamie Clark's mother, Avril Clark to local children in Mbarana village.

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