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Kernaghan pens salute to troops

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Two Blackhawk helicopters slowly descend towards the tarmac, smoke billows in the air and country music star Lee Kernaghan does what he does best — he belts out a song that captures the attention of everyone watching. This scene was what played out at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre yesterday afternoon as Mr Kernaghan filmed the video clip for his latest single Australian Boy.

Mr Kernaghan wrote the song after corresponding with his friend who was commanding troops in Afghanistan. He said the letter exchange brought home to him the dangers Australian’s servicemen and women face when serving overseas.

"It pays tribute to our servicemen and women, I wanted to convey my feelings and respect for them." Mr Kernaghan said it was a privilege to be able to spend a day and a night at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre. "It will be an event in my life I will never forget."

Oakey Army Aviation Centre deputy commandant Lieutenant Colonel Tim Witenden said the filming was a great opportunity for the base to showcase what it does. "We are very proud of what do and what we have here," Lt Col Witenden said. He said it was great a singer of Mr Kernaghan’s calibre recognised the work of the defence forces.

Source: Alyssa Kimlin, The Chronicle, March 16, 2010


Two Blackhawk helicopters slowly descend towards the tarmac, smoke billows in the air and country music star Lee Kernaghan does what he does best — he belts out a song that captures the attention of everyone watching. This scene was what played out at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre yesterday afternoon as Mr Kernaghan filmed the video clip for his latest single Australian Boy.

Mr Kernaghan wrote the song after corresponding with his friend who was commanding troops in Afghanistan. He said the letter exchange brought home to him the dangers Australian’s servicemen and women face when serving overseas.

"It pays tribute to our servicemen and women, I wanted to convey my feelings and respect for them." Mr Kernaghan said it was a privilege to be able to spend a day and a night at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre. "It will be an event in my life I will never forget."

Oakey Army Aviation Centre deputy commandant Lieutenant Colonel Tim Witenden said the filming was a great opportunity for the base to showcase what it does. "We are very proud of what do and what we have here," Lt Col Witenden said. He said it was great a singer of Mr Kernaghan’s calibre recognised the work of the defence forces.

Source: Alyssa Kimlin, The Chronicle, March 16, 2010