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November 26, 2009
By LSIS Paul McCallum
HEADQUARTERS Joint Operations
Command (HQJOC) commemorated
Remembrance Day with a service and
memorial dedication on November
11.The memorial was dedicated to
the 29 ADF members who have made
the ultimate sacrifice and the many
wounded on operations over HQJOC's
10 years of operation.
Addressing the service, Chief of
Joint Operations LTGEN Mark Evans
said Remembrance Day held a con-
temporary meaning for Defence and
"In the 10 years since the inception
of Headquarters Australian Theatre,
the precursor to HQJOC, more than
50,000 personnel have deployed on
operations," LTGEN Evans said.
"During this time, 29 members
have lost their lives on operations.
They have made the ultimate sacrifice
in the service of their country and this
memorial is a modest symbol of their
In memory of the lives lost during
all operations from Sudan in 1885 to
Afghanistan in 2009, LTGEN Evans
planted a lone pine, a direct descend-
ant from the lone pine that stands at
Gallipoli where the Anzac legend was
Poignant symbol of
SOWING THE SEED: CJOPS LTGEN Mark Evans plants a descendant
of the Gallipoli Lone Pine at HQJOC.
Photo: LSIS Paul McCallum
By Annabelle Haywood
WHEN HMAS Stuart (CMDR
Andrew Masters) left for the MEAO
on October 26 to join Operation
Slipper, another priority was also
addressed in the first days of the
journey -- Navy's culture.
CMDR Gary Brown and CPO
Warren Humphrey embarked in Stuart
to conduct 'Making the Change' facil-
itator training with the ship's crew.
"On our first day at sea, the weath-
er was very rough and most people
were seasick," CMDR Brown said.
"The second day we were along-
side at Eden and the weather was
much better. The CO and XO, LCDR
Belinda Wood, came to a session and
word had clearly spread because we
had to turn people away. We ended
up holding a third workshop so they
didn't miss out."
By the end of the workshops, 44
crew members had been trained in
delivering the four Making the
Change engagements to embed Navy's
Stuart's SWO Robert Van Eldik
said he appreciated the facilitators
making the trip.
"It really helped that the facilita-
tors could be flexible enough to come
to us and do the workshops on the
ship," he said.
"The workshops were a great way
to get people talking; and very inter-
The Making the Change facilitator training
workshops are being conducted as part
of the New Generation Navy program
to embed Navy's Signature Behaviours.
Further information on the program is
available on the Navy intranet at http://
CULTURE CHANGE: LEUT Thompson shows the team the results of
a scenario during 'Making the Change' facilitator training aboard HMAS
Stuart en route to the MEAO.
Photo: LEUT Stuart Cayzer
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