Home' Air Force News : March 4th 2010 Contents 18 Personnel
AIR FORCE March 4, 2010
CAF AIRMSHL Mark
Binskin has authorised
general purpose cap.
Under current dress
are permitted to wear
approved baseball caps
with certain clothing.
The new cap is
intended to cater for
units which do not have
an approved cap.
No additional insignia
CAF approves new cap
NATIONWIDE training on the new
Military Integrated Logistics Infor-
mation System (MILIS) will start on
MILIS is an upgrade to the Standard
Defence Supply System (SDSS) which
promises to improve the functionality,
efficiency, and financial integrity of
Defence's Logistics management sys-
tem.Defence Materiel Organisation
(DMO) is introducing the new system
under Joint Project JP2077.
Vice Chief of the Defence Force
LTGEN David Hurley was briefed on
the upgrade during a visit to DMO's
Materiel Information Systems Branch
on February 18.
He was brought up to date on the
progress of Mock Go-Live 2 (MGL2),
which is a rehearsal for the Go-Live
event for the project.
He was given a demonstration of the
MILIS system and visited the MILIS
Go-Live command centre, which will
manage the implementation.
LTGEN Hurley said that MILIS
brought significant improvement to
Defence users and to Defence manage-
ment of the supply chain.
"I am looking to each of the services
and groups for development of their
Implementation Plans to support Go-
Live," he said.
MILIS will provide a foundation for
continued improvements under future
phases of JP2077.
VCDF has approved the start of
If you use SDSSv4 and have not
been panelled on MILIS training, speak
to your supervisor.
Further information is available from
the MILIS training intranet site: http://
By LAC Aaron Curran
PERSONNEL of all ranks and musterings came
together at RAAF Base Williamtown on February 3
to talk about the meaning of life and other relevant
The Williamtown Alpha for Forces course is being
run by the Williamtown Christian Network (WCN);
Christians from around the base comprising ADF, APS
and civilian contractors.
Alpha is a 15-session practical introduction to the
Christian faith designed primarily for non-churchgo-
ers and new Christians. It is based on the book Alpha
-- Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel, who is a senior
pastor in England.
FLTLT Chris Poley and the WCN are conducting
the Wednesday lunchtime course over 10 weeks with
support from Chaplains WGCDR Peter Friend and
FLTLT Murray Fraser.
"The course is provided specifically for armed
forces around the world," FLTLT Poley said.
"Because military life is unique, our course is tai-
lored differently to the civilian one."
The Alpha for Forces course was introduced into
the ADF by Principal Chaplain (Anglican) -- Navy, Eric
Burton with RAAF Williams, Laverton, and RAAF
Base Glenbrook running it in the past.
FLTLT Poley joined the Air Force in 2008, laterally
transferring from the RAF after 23 years. He previ-
ously attended and led groups on a number of Alpha
courses in Britain and got involved at Williamtown
after coming into contact with the WCN and Base
"Many in the ADF have questions about the mean-
ing of life," FLTLT Poley said. "But these often only
come to the surface at intense times such as during
war. Servicemen and servicewomen need to be spiritu-
ally fit, and the structure of Alpha provides a safe place
to address these questions, rather than letting them
become a distraction at critical times."
For more information, contact FLTLT Chris Poley, (02)
4034 5570 or email@example.com
MILIS training starts
or embellishments are to
be added to the new cap.
The caps are avail-
able from Brandnet Pty
Ltd, 65 Kembla Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609.
Telephone (02) 6123
2950. They cost $13.50.
MOVING IN FAITH: FLTLT Chris Poley and students take a short break during the Alpha course at
RAAF Base Wiliamtown. The course discusses the deeper meaning of life and questions that ADF
personnel may have in times of signficant stress.
Photo: CPL David Gibbs
Links Archive February 18th 2010 March 18th 2010 Navigation Previous Page Next Page