LCDR Angella Hillis, SQNLDR Paul Gough, CPO Jamie Schmith and SGT Liz Beard pose at the Devil Release Control Centre before assisting with setting up.
 (photo: Sam Fox)
LCDR Angella Hillis, SQNLDR Paul Gough, CPO Jamie Schmith and SGT Liz Beard pose at the Devil Release Control Centre before assisting with setting up.

Devil of a time in Tassie

Defence personnel have been up close and personal with some of Australia's most at risk animals supporting the release of 33 captive Tasmanian Devils into the wild at Stony Head Military Training Area.

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  • HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol. (photo: Unknown)

    Agility on show in Australia's north

    Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.

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  • Vice Admiral David Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations, addresses Participants of Pacific Endeavour 2016. (photo: Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan)

    Communications exercise’s good reception

    Imagining homes are shattered, trees are uprooted and the Brisbane CBD is flooded after a massive cyclone smashes Queensland’s south coast is part of the scenario for Exercise PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR, a multinational communications exercise to test equipment and develop procedures for use in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. 

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  • Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India. (photo: ABML-SC Courtney Smith)

    Success team plays cricket against royalty

    A team comprised of crew from HMAS Success has played cricket against Indian royalty at the Amir Mahal Palace Cricket Ground in India during their recent port visit to Chennai. 

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LCDR Angella Hillis, SQNLDR Paul Gough, CPO Jamie Schmith and SGT Liz Beard pose at the Devil Release Control Centre before assisting with setting up.
 (photo: Sam Fox)

Devil of a time in Tassie This article has photo gallery

Defence personnel have been up close and personal with some of Australia's most at risk animals supporting the release of 33 captive Tasmanian Devils into the wild at Stony Head Military Training Area.

Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Bleeding by example This article has photo gallery

The Defence Blood Challenge is well under way with Navy already making a strong bid for a record number of donations this year.

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(L-R) Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN hands over the weight of command of HMAS Kuttabul to Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN at a ceremony on HMAS Kuttabul quarterdeck. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Kuttabul change of command This article has photo gallery

Twenty months after posting in, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat has handed over Command of Sydney base, HMAS Kuttabul, to Commander Andrew Fraser.

Students from the Defence Indigenous Development Program and Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir pose for a picture with HMAS Gascoyne Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN outside the ship, following a tour. (photo: Unknown)

Waterhen supports Indigenous program

Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program got a chance to take a closer look at what life is like onboard a Royal Australian Navy minehunter, when sixteen participants visited Sydney recently.

Sport

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India. (photo: ABML-SC Courtney Smith)

Success team plays cricket against royalty

A team comprised of crew from HMAS Success has played cricket against Indian royalty at the Amir Mahal Palace Cricket Ground in India during their recent port visit to Chennai. 

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field This article has photo gallery

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.