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Australian Defence Force Maj. Denise Dods, from Mudgeeraba,


Australian Defence Force Maj. Denise Dods, from Mudgeeraba,



Australian Defence Force Maj. Denise Dods, from Mudgeeraba, Queensland, and Warrant Officer John Giampino, from Randwick, both with Headquarters, 17th Combat Service Support Brigade, and Warrant Officer Peter Wucherpfennig, from Sydney with Headquarters Forces Command, Sydney, work with U.S. Army Maj. Grace Kim, from Los Angeles, and Master Sgt. Pierre Jackson, from Danbury, Conn., both with 593rd Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to lay block pavers for a new patio at Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat. Rehabilitation of the site has become a biennial combined effort during down time during Talisman Sabre. Cockscomb, derives its name from the mountain now known as Mount Wheeler. The retreat, located at the base of this mountain, was originally named Cockscomb by Capt. Cook in 1770. Talisman Sabre 2011 is an exercise designed to train U.S. and Australian forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability on a variety of missions from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts.





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