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Latest news: Veterans

The Shoe-Horn Sonata: One of Australian history’s darkest tales

John Misto's award-winning Australian play The Shoe-Horn Sonata is on at the Mill Theatre at Dairy Road, from 3 to 27 April.

ACT veterans asked to register for 2024 Anzac Day march

The RSL ACT Branch and the Australian War Memorial are calling on veterans to register for the 2024 ACT RSL Anzac Day march on Thursday 25 April.

Queanbeyan region veterans and families to benefit from new hub

A $5.45 million grant from the Federal Government will support the development of a Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Queanbeyan.

ACT 2022-23 veterans’ grant recipients announced

Blacksmithing, mountain biking, and mental health programs are among the 2022–23 recipients of the ACT Government’s Veterans’ Grants,

Local vision-impaired athlete seeks to compete at Winter Paralympics

Canberra-based vision-impaired athlete Taryn Dickens has been invited to represent Australia in the FIS Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in March 2023, putting her on track to compete at the 2026 Winter...

Australian Defence Force chiefs appeal to veterans

Australian Defence Force heads are urging veterans to share their experiences in service, promising they will suffer no penalties.

ACT veterans’ grants open today

The ACT Veterans Grants Program helps veterans and their families better connect with their communities and to live well across Canberra.

Veterans Affairs Minister apologises for failing war veterans

The federal government has apologised to Australian veterans and their families for failings in the way the defence forces and veterans affairs department have operated.

How Assistance Dogs help service members affected by PTSD

You’ll find her in the snow, inside a velodrome, hiking the woods, walking on sand dunes, resting atop a mountain, or on base at the Australian Navy offices in Canberra. She’s even...

Local legend Colin uses music to help fellow veterans with PTSD

Local legend Colin Greef shares his love of music with fellow veterans to help their recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Local woman Jessica Cameron sumo lifts a world record of 4935kgs

Breaking the Guinness World Record for the heaviest sumo deadlift in 60 seconds, Canberran woman Jessica Cameron lifted a massive 4935kg, and raised $22,000 for Integra Service Dogs.

Older Canberrans and vets supported to teach yoga and play table tennis

Canberran veterans have been granted the opportunity to support their local community by hosting yoga, and seniors are encouraged to sign up for table tennis with the latest ACT Government funding.

Belconnen aged care resident Philip Bruce shares Anzac memories

Philip Bruce of IRT Kangara Waters in Belconnen remembers sitting with his father when he was a young boy, holding his father’s World War I medals and hearing about the day his father landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 with the British Army.