Reservists bolstering Commonwealth Games security

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About 160 Australian Defence Force Reservists are on the Gold Coast bolstering the ADF’s contribution to the security arrangements for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

CAPTIONAustralia Army Reserve soldiers Privates Zac Kelly (right) and Tony Duffy from 11 Brigade check underneath a vehicle during search training at Kokoda Barracks in preparation to support the security of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Photo by Corporal Kyle Genner.

The Reservists are predominately drawn from the Australian Army’s 11th Brigade, whose soldiers come from Brisbane, Townsville and Perth.

ADF Reserve personnel are supporting the games security by conducting vehicle searches, providing logistics support, medical staff, and by working in the Joint Emergency Services Coordination Centre (JESCC).

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JESCC is a high-tech facility staffed with personnel from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the ADF, and other local, State and Federal agencies.

JESCC is responsible for coordinating a multi-agency response should an incident occur during the games.

Additional ADF support includes Navy clearance divers, Army engineers and MRH90 Taipan helicopters, RAAF F/A-18 Hornets, and a ceremonial contingent.

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