JCU expands alumni to PNG
A JOINT military training exercise between US and Australian forces off the Queensland coast has drawn to a close.
More than 30,000 personnel were involved in the threeweek Operation Talisman Sabre, a mid- intensity warfighting exercise involving air, land and maritime training.
The biennial “war games” exercise closed yesterday, in a ceremony on board the American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan off Port of Brisbane.
Commander US Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift said cyber warfare activities had set this year’s operation apart.
“I look at it as the most complex Talisman Sabre we’ve ever done,” he said. JAMES Cook University has launched an alumni network in Papua New Guinea, with a signed Cowboys jersey thrown in to help fundraising efforts.
JCU alumni and community development officer Damien Watson said almost 600 alumni were born or live in Papua New Guinea.
“In setting up this Alumni Network, we’re hoping that our PNG- based alumni will want to give back to their own community,” he said. “And by donating this jersey, we hope it will be a catalyst to begin their fundraising efforts.”
Cowboys general manager for commercial business Jeff Reibel presented the jersey at a function in Port Moresby.