|Congratulations Thales Australia|
|Congratulations to our long-standing supporters Thales Australia for winning the international project to build over 1000 Australian-designed, blast-proof armoured vehicles worth over $1.5 billion.|
The Hawkei, which provides unparalleled protection against landmines, roadside bombs and gunfire, will be built at the Thales plant in Bendigo. The production of the vehicles will create 170 jobs in Bendigo and another 60 jobs in Victoria.
In a world of conflicts where improvised bombs play a major threat, the new vehicle needed to be light enough to be carried into battle un...der a helicopter but heavy enough for those inside to survive a massive explosion.
From everybody at Legacy, we would like to congratulate Thales for winning this hard-fought international contract.
We are very proud of Thales and the wonderful work they do producing equipment to help save the lives of our veterans and bring them home safely to their families.
|Kiss and Legacy Australia join for Kiss Roadie for a day|
|For more than a decade, legendary rock band KISS has worked passionately with several programs in the US assisting returned servicemen and women. |
KISS are keen to continue this very valuable work whilst in Australia and today, are pleased to announce they will be doing so on their national tour – courtesy of Legacy Australia.
In the US, KISS are active supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project, which is a non-profit organisation assisting men & women who have incurred service connected injuries, and the Hiring Our Heroes program, a US initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment.
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|Inquiry into the Mental Health of Australian Defence Force|
|Since its inception in 1923, Legacy has been caring for the families of veterans who gave their lives in service of the nation. Recently, Legacy has broadened its charter to include providing services to the families of those who not only gave their lives but those who gave their health while serving in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).|
This change recognises that many members of the ADF suffer from long term debilitating health issues long after their ADF service ends. From Legacy’s perspective, this is likely to impact on families and it is the families which are central to Legacy’s charter.
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