Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019, held from late June to early August 2019, was Australia’s biggest bilateral defence exercise with the US. The military exercise included more than 34,000 personnel, 22 ships and over 200 aircraft.
Drs Anne Eastwood and Melissa Joseph represented GP Synergy at an employer engagement event, coordinated through the Reserve Youth Division in Defence in conjunction with the Royal Australian Air Force, as part of Talisman Sabre. Exercise BOSS LIFT Talisman Sabre 2019 provided employers of RAAF health specialist reservists and health professionals from across Australia with a taste of military life.
Anne and Melissa were able to visit a mobile field hospital where some our ADF registrars were working. They were transported on a RAAF C-17A Globemaster for a tour of the Air Force’s Role 2 deployed health facility at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland. There they observed first-hand the health support available.