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All Reservists (Active and Specialist) should recently
have received mail asking about your civil skills (formal,
self-claimed, experience) for the Civil Skills Data e-survey.
It is very important that you complete this survey as it
helps the Australian Defence Force better identify people
with speci c skills that can be drawn upon for emergencies,
exercises and deployments.
You will receive a half day pay for preparing and completing
the sur vey and it will also help your Reserve career.
It's time to complete the Civil Skills Data e-survey
There s still time for you to complete the survey. Make sure
you have all your paperwork ready licences, degrees and
other quali cations before you start.
If you have any questions about the survey, or any of the
information collected, please email your query and PMKeyS
number to ADO.CivilSkillsData@defence.gov.au
You can complete the survey on your own or a Defence
computer, but you should complete it as soon as you can.
Visit www.civilskillsdata.com today
Skills in Reserve
September 15, 2011
By LT Elly Poyntz
ADF personnel deployed to the Middle
East paused to honour their forebears on
Vietnam Veterans' Day on August 18.
On a patch of grass in the Australian
Domestic Compound at Al Minhad Air
Base, UAE, the sailors, soldiers and air-
men of Force Support Unit 5 and members
of the Australian Federal Police, Combat
Support Unit and Headquarters Joint Task
Force 633, paid their respects during a
The service was led by CHAP Mark
Simmonds who emphasised the impor-
tance of remembering Australians who
fought for their country and those who lost
"It is a comfort to know the veterans
are supporting us in this current conflict
and we draw strength from their example
and sacrifice," CHAP Simmonds said.
"As service personnel, we should never
forget those who have made the ultimate
"These services help us remember the
aspects that are important in our own cul-
ture and nation that are often lost in daily
tasks, such as working together to bring
about a better future."
The Force Support Unit is a joint
organisation with personnel from 53 units
across the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Vietnam veterans honoured
WE'LL NEVER FORGET: LEUT Matt
Norris, PTE Matt Williamson and
CHAP Mark Simmonds during the
Vietnam Veterans' Day commemora-
tion at Al Minhad Air Base, UAE, and,
inset, personnel pause to reflect.
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