HMAS Harman supports ADFA Open Day

This article has photo gallery Published on PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), ADFA (photographer)

Location(s): ADFA, Canberra

Topic(s): Australian Defence Force Academy, Open Day

Aerial photograph of Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Phillip Cullinan)
Aerial photograph of Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, ACT.

This Saturday, personnel from the HMAS Harman Community Engagement Watch-bill will again participate in the annual Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Open Day.

Established in 1986, ADFA is the Canberra based Defence establishment that conducts officer training in a tri-service environment under the command of Commodore Bruce Kafer.

Highlights of the open day will include Defence helicopters, the Royal Australian Navy Dive team, the HMAS Harman 7.2 metre Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat, the Defence Precision Drill Team, Air Force military dogs display, the ADFA Band and numerous other displays including Defence Force Recruiting.

There will be personnel from all three services in attendance to speak with the public and answer questions about their careers in the ADF as well as displays from the University of NSW about the study options available to students attending ADFA.

Commander Lisa Batchler, Commanding Officer HMAS Harman encouraged Australia’s future leaders to attend the open day.

“This is a great opportunity for people interested in a career in the armed forces to see the military first hand, and how we go about our business,” she said.

The open day will commence at 9am and conclude at 4pm on Saturday. More information is available at www.openday.adfa.edu.au.

Visitors to the Australian Defence Force Academy Open Day 2012 inspected displays of Defence equipment and hardware.

Visitors to the Australian Defence Force Academy Open Day 2012 inspected displays of Defence equipment and hardware.