The Spring edition of Vetaffairs is now available online. This issue is full of recent DVA and veteran news, as well as useful health and wellbeing information and tips.

The full Spring issue of Vetaffairs is available online for download here – http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/publications/vetaffairs/vol-31-no3-spring-2015
Some of the stories covered in this issue include:
Mothers in the MEAO
The deployment of Australian female service personnel to areas of conflict is a relatively recent occurrence. Around 3000 women were deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) between 2001 and 2009.
Pensions and allowances rise
Veterans’ pensions were increased from 20 September 2015 following the latest round of indexation adjustments.
News from the Minister
Newly appointed Minister for Veterans' Affairs, The Hon. Stuart Robert MP, outlines six priorities for veterans’ affairs over the next 12 months.

Congratulations go out to CPL Godrick (Rick) Marillier for receiving 13CSSB RSM’s “Junior NCO of the Year” award for 2015.  The award was presented to Rick by the RSM on Tuesday evening in front of unit members. 

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Whilst presenting the award the RSM cited Rick’s leadership and mentoring skills, dedication and determination to his work as some of the factors that earned him the award.

The association would also like to congratulate Rick on maintaining the Corps’ reputation as skilled and valued soldiers within the Australian Defence Force.

Dear Friend of the Trust,

I wanted to write to you to let you know that the Bravery Trust is the new business name for the Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust.

A great day was had by all for this years AGM and Veterens Health Week and we thank everyone who joined us to make the day a success. A big thankyou to our guest presenters and visitors John Power (RSL), Shirley Mooney (SAS Association), Rebecca (VVCS) and Gabby Ryan (DVA) for joining us and sharing some great veterans health information. Thankyou also to Julia our association Welfare adviser for also bringing in some great veterans health information. It was fantastic to hear of the varous levels of support available to our RAEME family and comforting to know we have people that really do care and can help out.