AUSTRALIAN CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS AGAINST TERRORISM
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Operation ACCORDION

Australia: 1 July 2014 - ongoing

AO: The area bounded by the land masses and superjacent airspaces of Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

Nature of operation: Supporting operations in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in relation to the ADF contribution to the International Coalition against Terrorism.

Mission: Operation ACCORDION's mission is to support the sustainment of Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations, enable contingency planning and enhance regional relationships in the Middle East Region (MER).

Deployed: From Australia's main logistics base in the MER, around 400 ADF personnel provide support to Australian operations throughout the region, including Operations OKRA, HIGHROAD and MANITOU.

Operation ACCORDION's supporting Units are: Force Communications Element (FCE); Force Support Element (FSE); Combat Support Unit (CSU); Air Component Command Element – Middle East Region (ACCE-MER); Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) Detachment; Air Movement Task Unit (AMTU); Joint Movements Coordination Centre (JMCC); ADF Investigation Service (ADFIS)

Veterans’ Entitlements Determination dated 4 May 2014: Non-warlike Service.

Awards: Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) - Greater Middle East Operation (GMEO) - 30 days.

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