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February 3, 2011
It's time to tell us what other hats you wear
Reservists, the ADF s Civil Skills Data e-survey is now live. This is your opportunity to tell us about your civil skills,
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has everything you need to know to help you nish it.
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Skills in Reserve
COMBAT Support was in the 'right
place at the right time' in Queensland
late last year.
On November 20, a convoy of
personnel from 382 Expeditionary
Combat Support Squadron (382ECSS)
travelling in convoy to Exercise
Precision Support gave vital assistance
following a motor vehicle accident.
The convoy became caught in traf-
fic congestion north of Gympie.
Members investigated the cause
and found the aftermath of an accident
which left a Toyota Rav4 on its roof
and a Hyundai with extensive damage.
The injured occupants were waiting
by the side of the road in the rain, and
the police and ambulance were still en
Setting about their response, the
Air Force members from the convoy
provided first aid to the injured, direct-
ed traffic, and sprayed foam over spilt
fuel. Other members acted as runners
and sheltered the injured with tarps.
FLGOFF Nerine Eaton, an admin-
istrative officer with 382ECSS, said:
"There were three occupants in the
Hyundai -- 18, 17 and 12 years old --
all in shock with seat belt burns. The
other patients were four middle-aged
people who only spoke Czech."
Fortunately, a member of the pub-
lic was able to translate.
Soon after, the team was able to
hand over to local authorities and once
again commence their convoy north.
"As we regrouped at a truck stop,
we realised the incident was witnessed
by the patrons and staff who cheered
as we finished," FLGOFF Eaton said.
Later that day, another 382ECSS
convoy on its way to the exercise
rendered assistance to the driver and
passenger of a Subaru WRX that had
come off the road near Childers until
civil services arrived.
Both convoys soon arrived at their
destination of Benningfield in the
Townsville Field Training Area.
Exercise Precision Support was a
major combat support exercise involv-
ing more than 100 personnel. The aim
of the exercise was to establish three
remote airfields in the Shoalwater Bay
and Townsville Field Training Areas
for use by C-130J crews on their con-
version course, Exercise Precision
The crews flew from RAAF
Base Townsville as part of their pre-
deployment training for rotation to the
Another 60 personnel from 2
Airfield Defence Squadron rotated
through the exercise. They provided
aircraft protection for the C-130Js
while they were on the ground.
From the Royal New Zealand Air
Force, a nine-strong air load team pro-
vided support at Sam Hill airfield.
Exercise Precision Support was
an important training activity in the
Combat Support Group program, as it
provided an opportunity to simultane-
ously exercise a number of its core
airfield enabling functions at three
THERE TO HELP: Some of the 382ECSS personnel who rendered assistance at two accident scenes. From
left, SGT David Keels, LAC Joel Germain, ACW Amie Crothers, CPL Mathew Bathe, FLGOFF Nerine Eaton,
LACW Enika Kurucz, LAC Stephen Fleming, LACW Athena Sinnott, LAC Phillip Beggs, ACW Paula Marshall,
CPL Lee Murray, CPL Heath Webber and LAC Bradley Rae.
Photo: SGT Brett Sherriff
RED ALERT: Below, AC Daniel Heritage, left, and AC Matt-Dillon Webster guard the runway as a C-130J
takes off from Sam Hill Airfield during Exercise Precision Red.
Photo: LAC Chris Hall
CSG convoys help car-crash victims
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