|Legacy Westpac Fund to help veteran's partners and children|
|The Legacy Westpac Fund will assist families with education and training support in situations where an immediate family member has died or suffered as a result of their Defence Force service. Pictured: Legacy Ambassadors Ben Roberts-Smith and Leesa Kwok with Legacy Australian Chairman Tony Ralph. Photo: Patrick Lee|
|Launch of Australian Military Bank|
|Legacy has been named one of four beneficiaries of the Military Rewards program, developed for the launch of the Australian Military Bank. An official launch was held on December 4 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. |
|DVA auction raises $7850|
|Staff from the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) held a silent auction at the end of 2015, with $7850 raised for Legacy.|
Items auctioned were an eclectic collection of memorabilia that had accumulated in cupboards since the DVA moved into their Woden Valley office in 1974.
|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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