Exercise Boss Lift – 2019

Employers of Air Force health specialists reservists and other key health professionals enjoyed a special once off opportunity to participate in this year’s Exercise Talisman Sabre.

A total of 22 employers of RAAF health specialist reserve personnel and Health Professionals participated in Exercise BOSS LIFT – Talisman Sabre 2019 from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July 2019.

Employers and Reservists were flown in a C-17A Globemaster from RAAF Base Amberley to Exercise Talisman Sabre at Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

Participants observed the delivery of the ADF’s health capability in a deployed setting, with a site visits to the Role 2 Medical facility (combat hospital), and had an opportunity to experience an Aero Medical Evacuation demonstration.

Director General Health Reserves Air Force Air Commodore Jennifer Lumsden said that Exercise BOSS LIFT was an excellent opportunity for employers to gain a better understanding of the work the reservists do whilst on duty. The activity was very well attended and continues to deliver positive engagement outcomes benefitting both the reservists and their employers.

“This opportunity is invaluable for them to better understand the environment their employees work in while on active service,” Air Commodore Lumsden said.


Royal Australian Air Force medical personnel from No. 1 Expeditionary Health Support Squadron carry out a simulated casualty drill at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area Role 2 Medical Facility during Exercise BOSS LIFT – Talisman Sabre 2019.

Royal Australian Air Force Medical Assistant, Corporal David Grieger (2nd right), from No. 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron, discusses the capability of the Role 2 Medical Facility Evacuation Section with participants at Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise BOSS LIFT – Talisman Sabre 2019.


Participants and Australian Defence Force Reservists prepare to board a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster en-route for Shoalwater Bay Training Area as part of Exercise BOSS LIFT – Talisman Sabre 2019.

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