The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken a role of transparency when it releases reports on wounded and fallen soldiers.....
|The soldier has become the second wounded in Afghanistan since the start of this year.|
This is something that I hope that the Canadian Forces can model itself after.
Other Examples of true transparency....
AN Australian soldier has been wounded in Afghanistan after his patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device.
A local interpreter died and an Afghan soldier was also wounded in the blast that occurred in the Chorah Valley region of Uruzgan Province on Saturday.
The Australian soldier, a member of Mentoring Task Force Two, was evacuated to the ISAF medical facility at the multi-national base Tarin Kowt, a statement from the defence force said.
He had surgery there before being flown to the ISAF medical facility at Kandahar for further treatment.
Joint Task Force 633 Commander, Major General Angus Campbell, said although the soldier's wounds were considered serious; he was now in a satisfactory condition.
"Our soldiers and their Afghan partners show great courage in facing the threat of improvised explosive devices on a daily basis," Maj Gen Campbell said. Two Australian soldiers have been wounded in action in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2011, while a total of 166 soldiers have been wounded since Australia commenced operations in Afghanistan in 2001, defence said.Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/australian-soldier-wounded-in-afghanistan-blast/story-e6frfkvr-1225988996305#ixzz1CpnLkGdV
|ANA and ADF prep for a combined patrol|
AN AUSTRALIAN soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan last month has been flown home.
The soldier was injured on December 19 when he was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on foot patrol in the Baluchi Valley region of Uruzgan Province.
Defence says the digger is focused on recovering from his wounds and being with his family.
It said he suffered serious blast and fragmentation wounds when his joint Afghan National Army and MTF-2 patrol struck the IED.
He had previously been flown to Germany for treatment at a NATO hospital.