Military service has changed drastically since Australia’s earliest military contributions, where hundreds of thousands of men and women were committed to the cause of defending our country and supporting our allies against enemy forces.
Today, the contributions of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are much more diverse. ADF service may involve deployment at home or abroad, peacekeeping and humanitarian work, disaster relief and emergency support. The ADF also facilitates incredible learning opportunities for civilians in schools, workplaces and communities across the country.
Regardless of where our service people are located, or what they are doing, they are contributing to the defence, safety and welfare of our country and making a difference in the lives of ordinary people every day.