Combat Systems Operator, Able Seaman Blake Norris conducts a tour onboard HMAS Stuart with Leading Seaman Ahmed Mahmood (left) and Leading Seaman Ahafeez of the Pakistan Navy during Exercise KAKADU 2014.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)
Combat Systems Operator, Able Seaman Blake Norris conducts a tour onboard HMAS Stuart with Leading Seaman Ahmed Mahmood (left) and Leading Seaman Ahafeez of the Pakistan Navy during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Stuart leads the way for Exercise KAKADU

On the weekend, the ship’s company of Stuart, weighed anchor to mark the start of the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

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  • Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on explosives Clearance Divers work with. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

    HMAS Penguin hosts Humpty Dumpty tour

    Ten members of the Mosman community were given a special tour of HMAS Penguin as part of a charity auction prize for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation recently.

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  • Four ships from the eight-strong coalition fleet prepare to sail from Darwin for major warfare activities at sea during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: )

    Coalition fleet sails for warfare at sea

    The KAKADU 2014 fleet has sailed from Darwin to conduct major maritime warfare serials at sea in the North Australian Exercise Area including gunnery, air defence, flying operations and more.

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  • Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Josh Little shows Commander Larry Cesista of the Philippine Navy, his console during warfare exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

    Exercise KAKADU sea phase kicks off with Action Stations

    At 0900 hours on Sunday 31 August, HMAS Sydney took the lead of 'Blue Force' Task Group 628.1, consisting of JS Hatakaze from Japan and BRP Ramon Alcaraz from the Philippines, sailing in formation from Darwin Harbour to kick off the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

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  • Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Hall at the Australian Red Cross, Canberra Donor Centre, Garran, ACT. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

    Do you have the right stuff?

    The annual Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge in support of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is underway and the Royal Australian Navy is aiming to reach a record for donations to the lifesaving cause.

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Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on explosives Clearance Divers work with. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Penguin hosts Humpty Dumpty tour

Ten members of the Mosman community were given a special tour of HMAS Penguin as part of a charity auction prize for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation recently.

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Hall at the Australian Red Cross, Canberra Donor Centre, Garran, ACT. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Do you have the right stuff?

The annual Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge in support of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is underway and the Royal Australian Navy is aiming to reach a record for donations to the lifesaving cause.

Events

Australian Defence Force Cadets commit wreaths to the waters of Cockatoo Island in Sydney where the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF) departed for Rabaul, 100 years ago. HMAS Huon (rear) represents the WW1 ship HMAS Berrima.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

PM, CN and ADF Cadets commemorate first campaign of WWI This article has photo gallery

Under a grey Sydney sky yesterday, 90 Australian Defence Force Cadets retraced the steps of the servicemen who deployed from Australia’s shores to fight in the nation's first campaign of World War I, in Rabaul, German New Guinea.

Crowds gather at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on 9 August 2014 to hear the story of Supply Assistant H.R. Keats who died when HMAS Canberra (I) sank in 1942 during the battle of Savo Island. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Last Post for HMAS Canberra (I) sailor

Recently during the Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony, Lieutenant Commander Greg McTernan had the special duty of remembering one particular sailor killed in action when HMAS Canberra (I) was sunk on the same day, during the battle of Savo Island in 1942.

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Commander Joint Health Command, Rear Admiral Robyn Walker and National President of the Returned and Services League, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan with some of the members of Australia’s Invictus Games Team after the official launch at Parliament House. (photo: David McClenaghan)

Navy athletes pack their bags for the Invictus Games in London

Three Navy personnel will compete alongside other members of the Australian Defence Force and the RSL in the Invictus Games in London from September 10-14.

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, records official timings of Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJAAC) personnel, as they cross the finish line as part of their health and fitness challenge. The challenge aims to promote healthier lifestyles in a supportive, fun and safe environment. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Navy unit defies the winter blues

Even the keenest athlete can feel their enthusiasm wane when faced with the winter chill and wind factor, which is why the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre has implemented their own Health and Fitness Challenge to overcome 'the traditional winter lethargy.'