Women of the ADP – reblogged from facebook site – Wonderful representatives of how far the WRAAF have come

27/03/2015 at 6:56 pm



I’m SGT Lia Halsall and I’m the new RAAF Representative here at Women of the ADF. I’m a Personnel Capability Specialist who’s just clocked up 15 years full-time service.

Two things I’m incredibly passionate about, they are breast cancer & mental health. Why? Because that’s been my life for the past 2 years.

I’ve endured 2 x surgeries, 4 x chemotherapies, 33 x radiotherapies and lasted 18 months of the 5 years of the hormone treatment.

That’s what caused my hormonal imbalance plunging me into a deep state of anxiety & depression. But I got help from a Psychiatrist, Psychologist plus pharmaceuticals.

Now I’m cancer, treatment, mental health & pharmaceutical free choosing a more organic lifestyle. This is why I’m here and passionate about helping others through some of the most challenging times in our lives. We are after all, one team.



Women of the ADF
March 25 · Edited ·


SGT Lia Halsall in support of OP SLIPPER during 2011-2012 — at Kandahar Air Field.
Lynette Mitchell
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Daisy O’Connor YAY, great attitude!
Like · Reply · 1 · 18 hrs

Women of the ADF Cheers. Lia
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Karen Seddon McDonald Lia, Laverton and Amberley.
Like · Reply · 1 · March 25 at 9:11pm

Women of the ADF It was probably one of those locations then. Lia
Like · 1 · Yesterday at 7:17am

Krissy Royall Hi Lia, I know your face too. I’m so pleased that you came through the other side & are in remission. Well done. Take care of yourself.
Like · Reply · 3 · March 25 at 8:17pm

Women of the ADF Not quite remission yet, that’s when I get to the 5 year mark Krissy. But I’m not worried about it, I’m cancer-free now and for the rest of my future and that’s all that matters to me. Lia
Like · 3 · March 25 at 8:50pm

Karen Seddon McDonald Ex Medic…
Like · Reply · 1 · March 25 at 8:16pm

Women of the ADF 1RTU or Amberley, Edinburgh, Laverton or East Sale?
Like · March 25 at 8:49pm

Karen Seddon McDonald I’ve worked with you somewhere along the traps. I’ve been out a couple of years. Take care and enjoy life.
Like · Reply · 1 · March 25 at 7:23pm

Women of the ADF As a Clerk, MSI or just the same unit Karen?
Like · 1 · March 25 at 8:15pm